The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend honored its volunteers and children Friday night at the annual kids soiree held at the University Club.
The club recognized its supporters and teen volunteers, presenting several awards to employees and volunteers.
The teens say they enjoy serving as role models and it keeps them out of trouble.
"It's so easy these days to get in trouble so we need somewhere positive to go and just direct our energy to instead of just negative things. We need somewhere positive to be," said Mackenzie Williams, 2006 Youth Award recipient.
Jocelyn Clarke received the Employee of the Year Award, taking home a $1,000 check.