The Boys & Girls Club of Westminster couldn’t be happier to have Stephanie Raley and Chloe Gudmundsson named as Toyota’s Making Life Easier Scholarship Award Recipients. They were highlighted in the March 23rd addition of the Carroll County Times along with Toyota Financial Services’ team members who serve as mentors and volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster.
TFS’ Scholarship winners represent the ideals and mission of the Boys & Girls Club. 100 students are selected annually based on their leadership skills, academic achievement, and strong character and values.
Stephanie Raley, the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster’s 2016 Youth of the Year, is an amazing ambassador for the Club. She is a senior in high school and has been a Club member since 2009. She currently works with younger club members through Smart Girls Mentoring to help them build confidence and self-esteem. The younger girls admire Stephanie because she coaches and inspires them to work hard and “be their best self”. In addition, Stephanie has served as a Leader in Training and Junior Staff at the Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp for the past 4 years and is active in the diplomas 2 Degrees and Youth of the Year programs. As a result of her hard work in these programs and her academic achievements, she was selected for an internship with the Carroll County’s Sherriff’s Department, which will help her prepare for her future career in Criminal Justice.
Chloe Gudmundsson is a junior at McDaniel College majoring in Social Work and has served as a Boys & Girls Club of Westminster mentor for 3 years. She works with the elementary age members, helping with homework and running programs. Chloe is in charge of the my.Future program which prepares students to become digital learners. She develops fun, engaging computer based programs that the Club members love! Additionally, Chloe publishes the BGCW quarterly newsletter, highlighting Club members’ successes.