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Alex Riggs Named Humboldt County Youth of the

Year by the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Alex Riggs

Alex Riggs [Photo from the Northcoast Preparatory Academy ]

Press release from the Northcoast Preparatory Academy:

Northcoast Preparatory Academy (NPA) is proud to announce that Freshman student Alex Riggs was named Humboldt County Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods. On March 8, Alex will represent Humboldt County at the Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco for the regional finals.

Youth of the Year is a leadership program developed by Boys & Girls Club of America to “foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.”

Alex Riggs is deeply committed to restorative justice and is a leader in the Humboldt County Teen Court Program. “My vision for America’s youth is more teen courts and the application of restorative justice in a broader fashion,” she explains. “Restorative justice in its simplest form is a type of justice that aims to help rehabilitate and reconstruct the offenders’ bonds with the community and/or victim(s). Re-establishing these offenders’ bonds with the outer society is essential to helping them live a happy and free life. Restorative justice is very important for people of all ages but it is key for juveniles as teenagers are still growing.”

For Sacha Marini, Director of The Teen Court Program, Alex “revealed her leadership qualities by getting trained as a student attorney, and immediately taking on cases. She shows compassion and understanding in her approach with youth who are struggling. She is articulate, bright, confident and a great representative of our Humboldt County Teen Court. We wish her all the best success at the Regional Level in San Francisco.”

“Alex is a well-rounded young renaissance woman,” says Arny King, NPA Social Sciences Instructor. And Casey Mansfield, NPA Tennis Coach, is particularly impressed by Alex’s “amazing attitude and spirit, hard work in the classroom, on the tennis court, and in her personal life outside of school and sports.”

NPA is a public charter school. As an International Baccalaureate World School chartered through the Humboldt County Office of Education, NPA is devoted to providing a respectful and inspiring learning environment in which academic achievement and responsible citizenship are valued equally. Visit

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE REDWOODS: The Children Clubhouse in Eureka is totally rundown. But with the help and generosity of the community, the hardworking BGCR team is hoping to get the building in better shape for the kids.

Want to help? Come to the Masquerade Ball this Saturday Oct. 13! Our news team will be there too. Let’s support our community kids and the champions who make it all possible for them!

Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods buildings to undergo “24 hour transformation” by volunteers

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) – A community effort is underway to bring a facelift to the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods teen center and offices.

Here are how the buildings it look now, but they won’t look this way for much longer.

The volunteers are calling the project a “24 hour transformation”.

A new paint job is in store for the centers, as well as new plants and flowers.

Dozens of volunteers from Eureka Rescue Mission, rotary clubs, and PPG Paint are donating time and resources to project led by Take Back Eureka, which is set to start this Saturday at 10AM.

We’ll be sure to show you the transformation on Redwood News Weekend.