The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield honors an outstanding youth, Molly Newcomb of Marshfield, who is this year’s recipient of the “Roche Family Outstanding Young Adult of the Year” award.
Molly, 18, who is a senior at Marshfield High School has been volunteering at the club three times a week for the past two years. In countless ways, she has made a difference in the lives of members and at the Boys and Girls Club. Molly has helped run the “Go Girl Go” program which helps girls build self-esteem. She has also been a part of the Keystone Club, a dynamic teen program that charters leadership and service to the club. She led club members in Triple Play, a wellness program of physical activity. After volunteering so much of her time, Molly recently became a Staff Member.
Although her commitment to the Boys and Girls Club has kept her busy, Molly was very involved in school activities. She was the captain of the Girls High School Varsity Soccer Team and previously, a guard on the Girls High School Varsity Basketball team. She was also involved in the Key Club at school. Her future plans include attending Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and studying Interior Design.
Molly was honored with the Roche Family Outstanding Young Adult of the Year award in a ceremony at the recent Boys and Girls Club “An Evening of Stars” Gala and Auction where there were 350 in attendance and $60,000 was raised in support of the club’s programming.
“The Boys and Girls Club youth have truly benefited from Molly’s influence. She has amazing character and real leadership ability. We’re delighted that Molly has received the Roche Family Outstanding Young Adult of the Year award – it’s well deserved. We wish her every success in the future,” noted Greg Jackson, Executive Director of the club.
About the Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.
As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.