NEWS | April 21, 2011

JB CHS Youth Center earns Youth Program of the Year honors

By Tech. Sgt. Vernon Cunningham Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The South Carolina Boys and Girls Club of America announced Joint Base Charleston's Youth Center as the Youth Program of the Year April 15.

The JB CHS Youth Center submitted an award package with details about programs offered last year in five core areas: character and leadership, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports and fitness and recreation. All Boys and Girls club affiliates in the state of South Carolina were eligible to compete.

The Youth Center's programs included a variety of available clubs to join; various awards programs for recognizing excellent citizenship and other positive traits; activities and assistance centered on education; and entertaining fitness options.

Shannon Norris, Youth Programs director, said the award shows the Youth Center provides quality programs, supportive relationships and many opportunities for the military dependents at JB CHS.

"The recognition received was not possible without the talented and caring staff that work with the youth every day to offer these programs," said Mrs. Norris.