Meet Our 2016-2017 Youth of the Year 


Keemyia Coleman

Keemyia Coleman attends Southwest Magnet High School & Law Academy, and will graduate May 2018.  Always challenging herself, Keemyia is taking two advanced placement and honor courses, and will begin dual enrollment classes at Central Georgia Technical College in the spring. The dual enrollment program will allow this highly motivated student to earn an associate degree, while still in high school. Her teachers find her to be “one of the brightest students” they have taught, and state that “her initiative exudes her deeply held belief that what she is doing in school affects how interesting her life is going to be” Keemyia is currently ranked number 1 out of 180 students in her class. Not only is she dedicated to excelling academically, Keemyia is also Captain of Southwest Magnet High School’s girls’ softball team. She is the epitome of perseverance on the field, and strives to live a heathy lifestyle. Keemyia credits the Club with teaching her practical life skills and having benefitted from participating in the Money Matters (financial literacy) program. She also regularly volunteers at a homeless shelter, local food bank, and at the Club to mentor young girls and help with homework.  By exemplifying perseverance, she can change her generation, and future generations to come.