La Jolla News Nuggets, Jan. 19

La Jolla News Nuggets, Jan. 19

Teen gets Kiwanis grant to build home for needy in Tijuana

Mason Matalon, a member of the La Jolla Chapter of the National League of Young Men (NLYM), was awarded a $5,000 grant from the La Jolla Kiwanis Club to help build a home in Tijuana, Mexico through Project Mercy. Matalon applied for the grant and shepherded it through the Kiwanis Club process to earn the funds.

“We are very proud of the work our young men do on behalf of this organization,” said League president Alice Mo. “Mason, in particular, has shown great initiative in earning this money for the second year in a row.”

In 2015 Matalon also won the Kiwanis Club grant on behalf of NLYM, which sent 11 young...