In August this year we started an internship program dedicated to helping to prevent youth gang joining. We currently have interns from Savannah State University and Armstrong State University serving with us. Their role is to reach out to disadvantaged youth who are severely at risk for youth gang joining and to welcome new youth into our Boys & Girls Club activities. After school programs like the Boys & Girls Club have been shown to direct youth away from youth joining and improve their academic performance and engagement.
TO JOIN OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CONTACT (912) 224-2120.
We welcome these interns who are participating
in our preventing youth gang joining initiative.
Brandi is a senior at Savannah State University, majoring in social work and is a member of both the Savannah State University Golden Key International Honor Societies. She has already had diverse experiences supporting youth development, including early learning teacher at the West Broad Street YMCA and interning at the Frank Long Elementary School. She also has participated in various community support events and is in the Naval Reserves. Brandi is serving at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs’ historic Charlton Street site. Brandi is also one of our AmeriCorps Affiliate members.
Brianna is a psychology major at Armstrong State University, in her senior year. Age 22, she aspires to become a substance abuse counselor and can also see herself working in other professions whose goal is providing guidance for youth. In her spare time, Brianna enjoys writing, watching movies and going to the beach. She is serving at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs’ new Tompkins Community Center location.
Dajane is a senior at Savannah State University, majoring in social work. She enjoys participating in community support activities and has been involved in Great American Cookies, the A-Town Get Down Music Festival, Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk and VA (Veterans Affairs) Stand Down, all in Savannah. She is also a member of ECHOS Inc. (Eloquent Commitment to Helping Our Sisters), an organization built on sisterhood and helping the community. Dajane is serving at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs’ historic Charlton Street site, as an AmeriCorps Affiliate member.
Jada was born and raised in Fresno California, and moved to Savannah to attend Savannah State University. A senior, her major is social work. Jada has many interests including dancing, watching scary movies, listening to music, traveling, camping, hiking, working out, going to the beach and cooking. She was a Savannah State University Cheerleader for two years. Her career goal is to have her own business, open several group homes, and be an advocate for her community. Jada is serving at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs’ historic Charlton Street site, as an AmeriCorps Affiliate member.
Melaijah Armstrong – Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Melaijah moved here to attend ASU. Melaijah also has been trained as a certified nursing assistant. Her goal is to work with disadvantaged youth, and she is serving at the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club’s new Tompkins Community Center location.