Meet Sergio Wallace: 2016/2017 Youth of the Year for Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club

Meet Sergio Wallace: 2016/2017 Youth of the Year for Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club
October 18, 2016 BGCMA
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Eleven years ago, Sergio Wallace walked into the Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club as a shy 6-year-old who was terribly afraid – afraid of new people – afraid of his new environment.  But over time, Sergio began to let down his guard and that’s when he discovered new friends and new possibilities.

Sergio believes all kids and teens deserve a loving support system like the one he has at the Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club.  Sergio said his Club executive director Lauren Odom and Club staff member Daryl Mason are two people who encouraged him to broaden his horizons, and Sergio has done just that.

Throughout the years, Sergio has participated in several Boys & Girls Club programs, including Torch Club, a leadership and service club for middle school students;

College Bound, a college readiness program for high school seniors; and Keystone Club, a service and leadership club for teens.  He also volunteers in his community, and was selected as a junior staff member at his Club.  People who know Sergio say he is a positive example of leadership, serving as a junior camp counselor at Camp Kiwanis, Boys & Girls Club’s year-round residence camp that teaches lessons in the outdoors.

Club staff and teachers also applaud Sergio for his commitment to academic excellence. The AP student continues to maintain a 3.5 grade point average. His rigorous class load hasn’t stopped him from being competitive outside the classroom. Sergio is a member of his school’s track and wrestling teams.

After high school, Sergio wants to attend Georgia Tech or Texas A&M University to pursue a Robotics Engineering degree.

Learn more about how Camp Kiwanis is building up our Future Leaders.