Yossymar Rojas (center) received the Youth of the Year award for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Also pictured, James Littlejohn (left), executive director, and Mike Chambers (right), board member. Courtesy Photo
Yossymar Rojas (center) received the Youth of the Year award for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Also pictured, James Littlejohn (left), executive director, and Mike Chambers (right), board member. Courtesy Photo

Selected among several local outstanding youth, 17-year-old Yossymar Rojas, was named youth of the year by the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley for his sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.

The highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive, the award recognizes individuals who have overcome personal obstacles to make outstanding contributions to his or her family, school, community and local club.

Yossymar will now compete against other youth of the year winners for the Orange County honor.

“Yossy is the perfect example of what kind of young men and women the Boys & Girls Clubs help produce each and every year. We are so proud of not only Yossy, but all the other outstanding young people that were part of the Youth of the Year program and process,” said James Littlejohn, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley.

Visit www.bgccapo.com to learn more about local chapters of the organization.

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