NCBGC members learn about positive relationships 


Teen members of Newton County Boys & Girls Club are learning about their authentic selves and how to maintain healthy relationships through Smart Girls.

Since the Club’s opening on June 3, the teens of NCBGC have begun working through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America program called Smart Girls, which utilizes dynamic sessions with highly participatory activities to help young girls build positive relationships with peers and adults, as well as healthy eating habits. 

“Through activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women in our community, our teen girls are becoming confident in their own bodies, learning how to respect themselves and others,” Nakita Williams, NCBGC Director, shared. “The ladies have been learning about self-esteem and building sisterhood together.”

 Williams added, “This program is educational and fun because our teens have an opportunity to bond with other peers, as well as discuss issues and topics that are important to them. While participating in activities such as a hair braiding camp, making tutus and keychains.”

Saree Durham, NCBGC teen member, shared she loves coming to the Club to spend time with her girlfriends learning about communication and relationships that benefit instead of harm. 

“The ladies have created an atmosphere where they are able to help each other, they have created and built friendships with each other,” Williams said.

To learn more about Newton County Boys & Girls Club visit, or call 470-444-1914.