BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF NORTH GEORGIA
YOUTH OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE 2018
The Pickens County Boys & Girls Club is honored to announce the Youth of the Month recipients for the month of April. Our Youth of the Month program recognizes youth and their achievements, and informs the community about the positive influence of the BGC program.
Jasper Elementary – 4th Grade
“Being a member of the Boys & Girls Club means that I get to hang out with my friends and have fun, and I do art too,” says Paizleigh Jordan, the female Pickens County BGC Youth of the Month. She is in 4thgrade at Jasper Elementary. Paizleigh was selected “because she enjoys herself to the fullest. She smiles and interacts with all. There is not a day she is ready to leave when her pickup arrives, especially when she is in art! Bright futures are definitely on the horizon for those who take in as much joy as she does!” Paizleigh aspires to own her own café, be a softball player, an artist, or a veterinarian. When she’s not at the Club, Paizleigh enjoys playing with her dogs, playing the games Mancala and softball, singing, cooking, and drawing. Paizleigh’s mom, Mindy, states that “having my child as a member of the Boys & Girls Club means she is learning new things, making new friends, doing things she loves, and being part of a great organization.”
Jasper Elementary School – 3rd Grade
Colin Gleason wants to be a You-Tuber when he grows up, so he can create videos and make money. Colin is the male Youth of the Month for the Pickens BGC. He is in 3rdgrade at Jasper Elementary School. Colin says that “the Boys & Girls Club means a lot to me because I get to hang out with my friends. All the teachers are very nice and they will help you with your homework if you need help. There is so much to do.” Outside of his time at the Club, Colin enjoys playing football, collecting unique rocks, riding his bike, and camping with family. Colin was selected “because he is a respectful young man that is polite and a prime example of what the Boys & Girls Club represents. He shows good character, good sportsmanship, and enjoys being with friends and meeting new ones.” His parents feel that the Boys & Girls Club is a blessing, and say they have truly enjoyed getting to know the wonderful staff. “They go above and beyond for the kids. We are so thankful that our child gets to go to the Club after school, otherwise he would just be home playing video games. The Club is amazing and affordable!”
Jasper Middle School – 6th Grade
Noah Watkins is the male Youth of the Month for the Pickens County Teen Club. The 6thgrader from JMS was selected “because he is a great kid! Noah is very quiet and we have watched him come out of his shell this school year. Noah demonstrates good character and citizenship while he is at the Club. Last week he held the door open for all of his peers entering the building. He enjoys playing video games with his friends while at the Club.” Noah says that “being a member of the Boys & Girls Club means that I have a 5-Star place to go after school.” He enjoys playing video games and going to the pool. His mom Tammy says that she is “happy that her children have a safe place to go after school. Both of the kids love it, and are sad when I pick them up. The staff is very nice, and I have no complaints. Thanks for all you do!” Noah’s career aspiration is to become a gamer because it is fun.
Jasper Middle School – 6th Grade
The female Youth of the Month for the Pickens Teen Club is Hannah Newton. Hannah is a 6thgrader at JMS. She was selected “because she is a fun loving, country girl who loves playing cards, laughing, and participating in art projects. She volunteers to help out around the Club, and is always making people around her laugh.” Hannah states that “being a member of the Boys & Girls Club means that I am not stuck at home and get to hang out with my friends.” Hannah loves to play with her cats, dogs, and chickens. She also likes to play cards and enjoys being a member of the FFA. Her mother says that “having her be a member of the Boys & Girls Club means that she has new experiences. She gets to hang out with her friends and not be bored at home. I know the kids are safe and in a fun environment with caring people.” Hannah states that she hopes to become a truck driver when she grows up.