Several Parkway-area kids were recognized as Summer Stars by Mayor Thomas Menino for their contributions to Boston Centers for Youth & Families centers to create a positive summer in Boston.
The Stars, ranged in age from 8 to 18, were recently commended at a lunch reception at Jillian’s.
“I am proud to join you and your families in celebrating your accomplishments this summer,” said Menino, via press release. “I have no doubt you will continue to make a positive difference. I look forward to seeing great things from this group in the future.”
This year’s Summer Stars were nominated by BCYF staff members. Nominees were recognized for a variety of positive contributions, including peer mentoring, creating programming opportunities, volunteering, and consistently going out of their way to help others.
“These young people deserve to be celebrated for their hard work, positive attitudes and concern for others. This is a special group of youth who I urge to stay engaged with their community center and continue to be a role model for their peers,” said Daphne Griffin, Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of BCYF.
The Mayor’s 2013 Summer Stars include:
BCYF CENTRAL -Chauncy Williams, 16
BCYF CENTRAL -Paris Green, 16
BCYF Blackstone Community Center - Jamory, 16
BCYF Charlestown Community Center - Bridgette Collier, 17
BCYF Cleveland Community Center - Alex Horatius, 16
BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center - Kayla Gonzalez, 17
BCYF Gallivan Community Center - Lateef Patrick, 9
BCYF Girls Leadership Corps - Ariana Velasquez, 14
BCYF Grove Hall Community Center - Melanie McCoy, 17
BCYF Jackson Mann Community Center - Michael Riley, 18
BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center - Brenna Galvin, 16
BCYF Ohrenberger Community Center - Graciella Rios, 15
BCYF Paris St. Community Center - Zakaria Laalioui, 14
BCYF Pino Community Center - Michael McCaulley, 17
BCYF Quincy Community Center - Michelle Lin, 16
BCYF Roche Community Center - Christopher Marshall, 17
BCYF Roslindale Community Center - John Cabrera, 17
BCYF Shelburne Community Center - Mayah Gilmer, 17
BCYF Thomas Menino Community Center - Johnnie Brown, 18
BCYF Tobin Community Center - Jalil Spencer, 17
BCYF Vine St. Community Center - Rashawn Peete, 12