FRAMINGHAM – Victoria Mier was honored as the United Way of Tri-County’s Youth Volunteer of the Year.
She was nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest in Hudson.
“Victoria, 14, is a truly committed leader at the Hudson Clubhouse and volunteers at most events throughout the school year and during the Summer Camp program. She is a member of the Leadership Club, a development program providing leadership opportunities inside and outside of the club for members age 14-18, and focuses on academic success, career preparation and community service,” said the United Way in bestowing the award on her at a recognition breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham on April 5.
“Victoria is a true leader and had taken over running the Clubhouse business, the Keystone Café. She seeks out leadership opportunities in the community and recently participated in a suicide awareness walk. She has also worked with other club members to put together care packages for troops is Afghanistan and Iraq. She runs the Clubhouse Parents Shopping Night and the concession stand at dances at the club,” said the United Way in honoring her.
Her leadership, initiative, and ease working with others in invaluable.
Mier “reaches out to new club members from the Brazilian community, who do not feel comfortable speaking English to make them feel more welcome and help ease their transitions,” said the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.
She “makes sure she is at the Club to help during out of school days when she knows they can be short-staffed,” said the United Way of Mier.
Mier calls her Club a “Home Away from Home.”
She is a “true role model for other club members, taking this role very seriously. Younger club members consider her an honorary staff member and love when she volunteers. She has demonstrated time and time again her leadership and giving spirit, and that is why she is the 2018 MetroWest/495 Corridor Youth Volunteer of the Year,” said the United Way.
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