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Boys & Girls Club encourages graduation

Staff reports
Submitted to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe joins 4,000 clubs across the country in encouraging and ensuring that the youth of South Lake Tahoe have the support and motivation to stay in school and graduate from high school.

“The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will continue to ensure that our youth know that pursuing a higher education or trade certificate is the next step,” said Karen Houser, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe.

The South Lake Tahoe club recently hosted a creative careers symposium. Local business members and entrepreneurs spoke about how they pursued their career paths. The presenters included: Jeanette Minier, local artist and sign designer; Gina Stowell, local artist; Travis Parker, professional snowboarder; Donna Vano, Guinness World Record holder; Drew Little, Tall Ships engineer; Casey O’Neil, Workforce Investment Act coordinator; Ryan Cassidy, Boys & Girls Club Program Leader and professional musician, and Mike Tillson and Enrique Perez, USFS/Generation Green Supervisors.

The project received a donation from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens called Graduate To Go. The South Lake Tahoe Taco Bell also donated burritos for all of the attendees of the event.

Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, through our Teen Enterprise program, offers a variety of programs and opportunities for teens to gain knowledge and skills to help with homework, financial skills, job skills, and character and leadership skills.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, visit

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