Cicero Teen Earns Youth of the Year Honors from Local Group

Cicero’s Angel Moreno received top honors from the Boys Club of Cicero during a special event on Feb. 18. Moreno, a member of the organization since 2013, was named Youth of the Year at the organization’s annual Day of Champions event. He will now head to Bloomington, Illinois, to compete to become the state’s Youth of the Year.

Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. Moreno is a junior at Morton East and is one of four boys in his family. The organization honored him for his volunteer work over the past two years as well as his ability to motivate and energize his peers, often leading the way in recruiting and retaining other members. Along with his service to the club, Moreno has also volunteered at a number of community events for Easter, Christmas, Cicero Clean-Up Day, and many of the town’s parades and festivals.

“We congratulate Angel for his honor,” Town President Larry Dominick said. “His kind nature and his selfless attitude are his most admirable attributes.”

The Youth of the Year leadership experience is a national Boys & Girls Clubs of America initiative that takes place in more than 4,000 clubs around the country that serve 4 million youth. Through this program, Club youth can showcase their talents and achievements, and share their hopes and dreams while building a positive and productive future.