La Colonia Recognition
On June 22, 2018, La Colonia held their first recognition ceremony. It was a beautiful night filled with much joy and heartfelt moments. Gloria Castellanos, Clubhouse Manager at La Colonia, was inspired to hold this event to recognize the accomplishments and academic excellence of members promoting from grade six to receiving a masters from New York University. A total of twenty recipients were recognized in front of their peers and family members and presented with a certificate of excellence.
There were five students who promoted from grade six, seven students from grade eight, three graduating from High School, three staff who graduated from Jr. College, one staff that graduated with a bachelors, and one with a masters degree. Two students were recognized for their academic excellence, Jose Becerra and Kaila De La O. Our High School graduates together received over $40,000 in scholarships, as well as money from the school that they are attending. The ceremony celebrated the hard work each of these students have put into their schooling as well as show the immense pride that the Boys & Girls Clubs have in their members.