Quanderious Briscoe recently delivered his speech that awarded him the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia Youth of the Year. Briscoe delivered his speech to a packed room, which were visibly moved by his story of triumph over circumstance.
For this Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club member, the experience is enriching, as he is preparing to compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s statewide competition for Youth of the Year. If he places there, he will go on to compete at the national level for BGCA.
Recently named regional Youth of the Year after competing with local club Youths of the Year from Madison and Walton County Clubs within BGCNCG, Briscoe has been continuing his education and preparation for competition through the Youth of the Year program.
This program has been in place since 1947 and its purpose is to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels.
Lake Club members were given the opportunity to hear first hand how this program and his local Club have shaped Briscoe’s life.
“Quanderious' story was very moving, and it was compelling to see how he has benefited from being a member of the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club," Deb Agran, PNBGC First Tee Program Volunteer and Lake Club Member.
Public speaking is one of three areas Briscoe will be competing in. He will also be judged on his interview and writing skills. After being named at the regional level, Quanderious was awarded with scholarship funding and a new HP laptop. At the state and national level there are further scholarship funding for higher education.
“I have enjoyed seeing the growth of Quanderious throughout this process as he has shown tremendous amounts of initiative to prepare himself to be the best Youth of the Year possible,” Brad Parr, Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club Director. “I am confident in his ability to excel at the state competition and am honored to be a part of this experience.”
Parr said his progression could not have been possible without the loving support of community members who have dedicated their time to helping Quanderious grow.
To learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club or to volunteer, visit www.bgcncg.com or call 706-920-1400.