Quanderious Briscoe’s life has changed dramatically since he first walked through the doors of Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club in 2011.
At that time, Quanderious had no idea he was about to gain multiple father figures and valuable knowledge that would carry him to accomplish being named this year’s PNBGC Youth of the Year.
Abandoned by his parents at a very young age, his grandparents picked up the role of raising him. Family is everything to Quanderious and the club is family.
“Every since I was a little boy I often wondered where my mother and father was for me,” he said. “Because of that I really didn’t get the knowledge I needed, but that changed when I joined the club.”
During his six years of experience at Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, he’s been able to fill the gap of father figures with the staff that models those characteristics for him.
“They taught me just because of the circumstances you’re going through you can still be great. Because of that I’m involved with every organization you can be in High School. They taught me to go out and be great.”
Because of the club’s impact on Quanderious’ life he wants to impact others.
“I want to be significant. My motto is my life is not worth living unless I’m helping someone. There’s always someone with a worth circumstance than you and you have to be willing to lend a hand.”
Quanderious plans on attending Georgia College in Milledgeville and pursuing a degree in Business.
Youth of the Year is a signature program of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Its purpose is to foster a new generation of leaders, full prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.
For more information or to donate to the PNBGC, visit www.bgcncg.com. If you’d like to get involved please contact 706-920-1400.