At seven years old, I became a member of my Boys & Girls Club. My Club has played a part in shaping my character and has helped me become the best person I can be by giving me a strong foundation. Joining the Boys & Girls Club at such a young age had a substantial effect on who I would become as a person. The fun programs such as dancing and stepping, helped me overcome my fear of being in front of a crowd, as well as conquer the nervousness that comes with performing.
Later on, in my life as a member, I was entrusted with different tasks, like assisting staff in certain program areas on specific days and helping others with their homework. Being given those responsibilities made me the trustworthy person I am today. As a young teenager, I became the president of my Keystone Club. As president, I organized meetings and service projects so that we could give back to the community.
Without the deep-seated foundation the Boys & Girls Club has given me, I wouldn’t have been able to grow and reach the level of success I have attained today, attending Drexel University this fall after finishing high school in three years. I know without a doubt that the foundation built by the Club is the primary reason I succeed and will continue to prosper.