NCBGC receives $500 grant from BGCA 


Newton County Boys & Girls Club recently utilized a $500 grant from Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the Be a STAR curriculum.

"The Be A Star program helped our teens to become more aware of their emotions and how to identify with them, as well as how their actions affect others. Through the program teens discovered that a lot of teens experience bullying,” Nakita Williams, NCBGC Director, shared. “A few of our teens learned how they may have contributed to bullying and they didn't realize that they were. One of the biggest forms of bullying for teens is cyber bullying through and through this program they were able to self-reflect on how they have played a role in this type of bullying, either as victim or the aggressor. The teens have also discussed wanting to facilitate the program to younger youth."

LaTrese Coyt, National Director for Sports and Experiential Relationships for BGCA, shared “Encouraging our youth to explore their emotions as it relates to bullying is important in reducing incidents.”

“Be A STAR program has been instrumental in members sharing how they can do more to show tolerance and respect towards their peers related to the prevention of bullying,” she said.  

For more information about Newton County Boys & Girls Club visit call 470-444-1914