For over two years, Noelia Olmeda has been a reliant and excellent volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Zapata. Currently, Noelia is a junior at Zapata High School, and takes great pride in her love for art. While balancing high school and her time for art, Noelia also volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club on a daily basis. At the Boys and Girls Club, she serves as a devoted and enthusiastic mentor for the younger children. She is always ready to support them. Noelia has participated and volunteered at many events with the club such as the Easter egg hunt, golf tournament, and annual skeet shooting competition. Noelia also participates and displays her beautiful art work in the club’s art gallery. It truly brings Noelia joy to assist the members of the Boy and Girls Club of Zapata with anything they may need.
The Boys and Girls Club was established in Zapata in 1996. Annually, the club serves over 400 children of all ages. The Boys and Girls club operates in the community of Zapata as a safe and interactive environment for children. Through the club, the children can explore innovative programs that will help them excel in school and lead productive lives. The children can attend the club after school and during the long hot summers. The Boys and Girls Club provides the youth of the community the opportunity to focus on sports and recreation, education, the arts, health and wellness, and character and leadership. While being active in all the programs the club provides, the children are focusing on great character building.
The Boys and Girls Club annually hosts their Clay for Kids tournament. All the proceeds acquired through their fundraiser goes towards the youth and the club. Aside from their annual tournament, United Way partially funds the programs that the Boys and Girls Club delivers. One of the greatly appreciated programs that the Boys and Girls Club of Zapata serves is the backpack program. Through this program the club serves the community of Zapata, especially its youth with backpacks full of food. The program greatly helps the community especially during the summer time.