Senator Linda Dorcena Forry was recently honored by the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs at the organization’s 12th annual Legislative Luncheon.
Dorcena Forry was presented with the 2014 Champion of Youth award for her commitment to issues important to the Boys and Girls Clubs.
"The Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs is pleased to name Senator Forry and Representative Keenan as our 2014 Champions of Youth," Ron Hadorn, president of the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, said in a statement. "In their tenures in the House and Senate, both of our Champions have demonstrated a deep understanding of the problems facing Boys & Girls Club kids and a commitment to tackling these issues head on. We are proud to consider them reliable partners in this effort."
Dorcena Forry’s district, which covers South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, and a portion of Hyde Park, has one of the highest concentrations of Boys and Girls Clubs in the Commonwealth. The organization is also preparing to open a new club in Mattapan.
“I am so honored and grateful to be receiving this award,” Dorcena Forry said in a statement. ”The Boys and Girls Club has been a big part of my life and continues to be, now, through my children. The low-cost programming and after school activities promotes positive youth development helping our youth reach their full potential.”
The Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs is made up of 41 member clubs from across Massachusettes, which serve close to 180,000 youth yearly.