2019 Youth of the Year, Natalyna Perez

Natalyna Perez, a junior at Notre Dame High School, has been a Club member since she turned eight years old. Since then, she has participated in almost every opportunity we offer including job ready, college prep, homework help, leadership groups and of course, our dance program, InDaZone. “Shauree (InDaZone Director) has taught me life lessons I will never forget. She pushed me to my full potential and helped me through some very difficult times. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her, Josh (Case Management Director) and Cassie (Teen Coordinator).”

Dance has made such a positive impact on her life that Natalyna plans on incorporating this passion into her future plans. “I would love to open a dance studio one day so I can be a mentor for young dancers like Shauree was for me.”

Natalyna will be competing against 39 other Youth of the Year contestants from all over Massachusetts for the state title on Monday, May 6th, at our Harrington Clubhouse.