Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club 2017 Youth of the Year, Andrez and his mentor Mr. Eric were invited by Club supporter Beth Everton, who was the highest bidder on silent auction item “Lunch with Senator Tom Carper in D.C. in the Senate Dining Room” at the wildly popular Sussex County event befitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, the Masquerade Ball.
Beth felt it was best to have representatives of the Club attend and enjoy the experience and bring to D.C. the challenges Clubs and teens are facing in Delaware. Andrez was able to share his Club experience, especially the impact of the Youth of the Year program. Eric was able to add background on Club initiatives, progress, and state-wide efforts to serve kids. After lunch concluded, Sen. Carper exchanged information with Andrez and Eric and Andrez enjoyed a guided tour of the Capitol buildings.
It was a great experience for all involved, especially for Andrez who was provided a memorable experience that he will carry with him the rest of his life.