CLUB ALUMNI SHARES BGCNCG CLUB IMPACT
Club Alumni Graduates from Brenau University with her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education
Renea Freeman can remember her time at Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia like it was yesterday. The Club has a very special place in her heart, as it allowed her to grow, prosper and find her passion to work within Early Elementary Childhood Education.
Even though Renea has been a Club alumnus since 2010, she has continued to have contact and relationships with BGCNCG staff members.
During her junior and senior year of high school in Social Circle, Ga, Renea began to consider education as a career path. The Club helped foster her dreams into reality by encouraging her to pursue it.
“When I was younger I always knew that I wanted to teach but the Boys and Girls Club came alongside me during high school to support me in reaching my full potential to accomplish my dream,” she said. “I learned what it looked like to be responsible for my future at the time.”
If you ask Renea the impact that made on her, it’s an easy answer.
“When asked the question what the Boys & Girls Club mean to me, I don’t have to think very hard because it has a precious place in my heart,” she shares. “I was able to learn how to plan better for my future with the support of the staff that surrounded me during the time I needed someone to help me, because I was the first in my family to go to college and did not know what I should expect on the collegiate level. Without the Boys & Girls Club to support me during the time I was a member and even when I became an alumni, I would not be the educated, innovative, productive and informed woman that I am today.”
Where is Renea now?
After graduating high school Renea worked for the Boys & Girls Club in Social Circle.
“I worked for the BGC Summer Camp in Social Circle, for four years starting off as a Junior Staff worker and eventually moving up to work as a Senior Staff,” she said.
In 2015, she graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education in 2015. After graduating, she started teaching in Clayton County at Martin Luther King Jr Elementary, where Renea taught Third grade for two years and Second for one year.
Renea just completed her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University. As the next school year begins, she will be transitioning to teach second grade at KIPP Charter School in Atlanta.
“Stories like this remind us every day of why this work we do is life changing and vital to our children’s futures,” Bob Mackey, BGCNCG CEO & President, said. “Our work doesn’t end once our Club members graduate high school. We continue to stay in touch with our members through our Club Alumni program where we join together, hand-in-hand, to continue making an impact on future generations.”
Congratulations to our Club Alumnus, Renea Freeman on continuing to participate in the movement and dedicating her life to the youth of the future through education.
To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, call 770-267-8034 or visit www.bgcncg.com.
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