2020-21 Southeast Youth of the Year
Kimberly credits the Club with transforming her into an extroverted, confident leader. Her ability to love herself was at a low before coming to the Club. But from the moment Kimberly entered the Club, she felt overwhelming support and acceptance from staff and youth.
After a staff member encouraged Kimberly to enter a poetry competition, she had two poems published in an anthology of poems and artwork by Club youth. She took advantage of every opportunity the Club offered, including Keystone Club, Money Matters and career exploration programs. Kimberly’s vision for youth is unity. As Youth of the Year, she wants to ensure youth voices are not only heard but unified.
Kimberly is a freshman at Oglethorpe University where she studies aerospace engineering and is a member of the university’s band. Her goal is to work at NASA.