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Congratulating the Class of 2021

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May has arrived and with its arrival comes a time for celebration. Graduation is here, a time honored tradition when seniors say goodbye to a season of their life to begin a new one. This past year was particularly memorable as our students faced unpredicted circumstances.

Virtual is a term we are all well acquainted with by now, especially our students. They persevered, even with the limitations of a virtual classroom, making the best of it. Some persevered even with the extra responsibility of working through the pandemic or becoming a caretaker. They faced those obstacles head on and made it to the finish line.

We couldn’t be prouder of our graduating seniors. This diploma is not only recognition of their academic work, but their endurance and strength through trying times. While graduation rates around the country decreased and many students struggled to pass their classes, our Clubs provided the support and stability needed to help students work harder than ever under unexpected circumstances. This diploma is more than well deserved, we are so proud of all of our graduates!

Here are a few that have shared their plans with us:

Xavianna Syphret

Xavianna is graduating from Southwest High School and Law Academy. After graduation Xavianna will be entering the United States Army. She plans on attending Mercer University in Macon, Georgia to pursue a law degree.

Dalantae Hicks

Dalantae will be graduating from Metter High School. Dalantae, while taking his high school classes has also been taking advantage of the dual enrollment program, giving him a head start and some experience in college-level classes. He plans on pursuing a Funeral Service Education at Ogeechee Technical College and later attending Seminary School to obtain a doctorate in ministry.

Jo’Kori K. Toney

Jo’Kori will be graduating from Northside High School. He attended our Warner Robins Unit and holds a job with Zaxby’s currently. Jo’Kori is undecided as to what college he will be attending at the moment.

Johnny Collins

Johnny is graduating from Metter High School. He plans to attend Rock Hill Community College in South Carolina. He is currently undecided on a major.

Kayla Gallaway

Kayla is graduating from Rutland High School. She’s a member of our King-Danforth Unit. Kayla has taken a job working for Amazon and hopes to grow and build her career in her time there.

Creshawana Long

Creshawana is graduating from Southwest High School. She was a member of our Carl D. Thomas Unit. Creshawans plans on attending Rocky Mount College in Denver, Colorado and majoring in Interior Design.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia, our programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from High School on time, ready for a post-secondary education, career, or both. Students who participate in our Club programs have a higher attendance rate in school and the majority of our Club members earn higher grades.

We provide opportunities to explore careers, interests, and passions that these students may not have had the opportunity to explore otherwise. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia empower young people to succeed by meeting their needs so that they can focus on their education, health, and character building.

We are so grateful for all the youth that walk through our Club doors because we believe that every single one of them has what it takes to succeed. We are thankful to be a part of their journey and watching them grow into who they are meant to be.

Good luck to our graduates and all graduates. Congratulations! And remember, our doors are always open.