• 2015 PA Youth of the Year Juliette Shipp

    Congratulations Juliette on being selected as the 2015 Youth of the Year!  She will represent all Pennsylvania Boys & Girls Clubs in the regional competition held in New York City in August! We are so proud of Juliette and all her accomplishments.  Best of luck as you move on to regionals!  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                        The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club has had a profound impact on Juliette. As a child of a single parent, Juliette had to spend many hours at the Club while her mother worked. The Club became Juliette’s second home and the staff became her family. She was able to find stability and support during these critical years within the walls of the Club. When Juliette was 9 years old, a shark attacked her. When she returned to the Club, she had to deal with both the emotional trauma and physical scars left behind. As a young girl who was also dealing with self-esteem issues, this became a very difficult time. Her peers in school often bullied her and made fun of the scars left on her leg. Read More
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