Recent high school graduate and San Clemente resident Kyle Stevens has been selected as a Bank of America Student Leader, with the opportunity to intern at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast in Irvine. Four students were chosen through the program and given a position at a paid internship, where they will be able to expand their leadership knowledge and experience.
Stevens grew up in San Clemente, where he would spend many of his afternoons attending the local Boys and Girls Club.
For four years, Stevens was a volunteer coach for San Clement Little League Challenger Baseball and student mentor for Best Buddies. Through his hours and time there, Stevens was able to help and guide younger children while also learning the foundations of good leadership and dedication.
Stevens’ hard work was officially recognized through his being named a Bank of America Student Leader. While at his internship, Stevens will be able to continue helping youths and teens while also learning how to properly run a successful nonprofit.
The Bank of America Student Leaders Program is an annual philanthropic program aimed at recognizing successful, driven students across the country in an effort to both bring light to their accomplishments and help them continue their growth as leaders.
“Investing in youth and young adults is part of our broader commitment to connect people to the training and jobs needed for success, ultimately strengthening our community,” said Bank of America Orange County President Allen Staff in the press release.
All four of the student leaders chosen this year are Southern California residents. Stevens will be continuing with his internship this summer at the Boys and Girls Club and will attend Saddleback College this coming fall.