On March 1, Tisha Bhatnagar from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Virginia G. Piper Branch was named 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year.
Selected from a field of 8 candidates, Tisha was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Voya Financial and will go on to compete at the state level this spring. The state winner will go onto a regional competition and regional winners will go on to Washington, D.C., with the chance of being named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year.
Tisha has been a Club kid for 5 years. The Club has been her place to become someone who helps others.
Club staff and programs have helped her learn that she can be a leader and someone who makes change happen.
Tisha hopes to study pre-med or applied science in college and become a neurosurgeon.
Her message for her generation is: “Find a cause you are passionate about, and get off the sidelines and do something about it.”