John Quinones inducted into the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of America Hall of Fame

Veteran newsman and ABC News correspondent, John Quiñones, has been inducted into the esteemed Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed upon Quiñones during the organization’s 117th annual National Conference in Orlando, where he was lauded for his exceptional achievements and dedication to the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs cause.

According to a press release issued by the organization, Quiñones was recognized for continuing to inspire young people by instilling confidence in them and delivering motivational speeches at high schools. He has also made significant contributions to highlight some of the world’s most pressing issues, including his groundbreaking work as the creator and host of the hit hidden camera series, What Would You Do?

Jim Clark, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, expressed his pride at Quiñones’ induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame, alongside an exceptional group of top industry professionals. Clark noted that the boys and girls club alums’ personal and professional achievements represent a pillar of hope and inspiration, reassuring younger generations that any goal they desire is achievable.

Quiñones, who credits his success to the Calderon Clubhouse on San Antonio’s West Side, spoke of the significant role the club played in his formative years. The staff motivated Quiñones, who was hesitant to speak English, to participate in the club’s talent show, and elevated him to a selective program that boosted his confidence and eventually led him to pursue two degrees.

The award-winning journalist expressed his gratitude, stating that he wouldn’t have accomplished his goals without the club’s dedicated staff, who saw potential in him that he couldn’t perceive himself. Earliest this year, the San Antonio Boys and Girls Club celebrated Quiñones’ continued commitment to the community by conferring the prestigious Youth Champion award upon him.

As a revered journalist with nearly forty years of experience, Quiñones has used his platform to make a difference in countless lives, empower young people, and be an exceptional example of what one can achieve from a humble beginning.

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