Youth of the Quarter

BE GREAT is an idea which communicates within every child there is the potential for greatness.  Because of our belief in every member’s potential greatness, we have chosen to identify and highlight various members caught “Being Great” in our Clubs and communities.

  • Darius E.

    Darius has been a member at the Mt. Pleasant Club since 2006. He is known for his unwavering leadership, sound character and willingness to give back to the community. Darius had many personal challenges to overcome in his childhood. He suffered abuse in his home life and also at school from bullies. The club became a second home for Darius, it was a place where Darius could feel safe, be himself,…

  • Stephanie S.

    Stephanie has been a Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland member since age 6. She was a stand-out early on as she took a leadership role in the Torch Club and started her own small business to help the club collect recyclables. As a businesswoman, she traded recyclable cans for cupcakes. Stephanie overcame many challenges that threatened to throw her off track. She suffered the loss of her best…

  • Kinyatta E.

    Kinyatta has been a member of the Mt. Pleasant Boys & Girls Club since she was six years old. At the age of 11 her family became homeless, and Kinyatta was left to struggle each day to find enough food, a quiet place to study, and a safe place to spend her after school hours. The Club was there for her during this difficult time and helped her work through the traumatic impact the uncertainty…