"Being a Club member helped prepare me for this transition into college and gave me something to look forward to."
Without Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Club Alumni, Diondra Burgess says she wouldn’t be where she is today.
Currently enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College, Burgess is majoring in business with a concentration in management information systems.
She works as a student assistant at the financial aid office and credits her communication skills to being a member of Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club.
“I was a member for several years, but my senior year was the highlight of my experience,” she said. “I was awarded two scholarships from Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club and Novelis. I’m eternally grateful for the opportunities that this club has given me.”
Before Burgess left for college, she spent this past summer giving back to the club that has given so much to her during its summer school program.
“Being a club member helped prepare me for this transition into college and gave me something to look forward to,” she said.
When asked what advice she wanted to pass on to younger peers she said, “keep your grades up, keep your head on straight and keep the faith.”
“Diondra is a prime example of the kind of impact we want to see in our communities,” Bob Mackey, CEO of BGCNCG, said. “I’m so proud of her and her growth into adulthood. Our hope is to instill the characteristics that create successful environments for our youth.”
Serving more than 1,400 youth from Walton, Morgan, Greene and now Newton, BGCNCG’s vision is to provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors.
For more information or to donate, visit www.bgcncg.com. If you’d like to get involved please contact 770-267-8034.