Brandy also has learned a lot from her older sister, who currently attends Western Michigan University. She has been a great role model, helping to teach Brandy from her experiences like applying to college and living the university life. These are lessons that Brandy hopes to pass on to her younger brother, Robert, a sophomore. “Make sure you choose something you love to do,” she told Robert about his career path.
The Clubs helped Brandy grow from a young age. “The Boys & Girls Clubs have helped me a lot socially. When I was younger, I only knew the kids in my school. The Clubs allowed me to meet all other types of people from different schools and backgrounds,” she said. “They also helped me with my studies, both when I was younger and today – applying to college and getting scholarships.”
Brandy continues to be an advocate for the Clubs and encourages everyone to support the programs. “Invest, invest, invest in the Boys & Girls Clubs,” says Brandy. “When you invest in the Clubs, you are investing in our future. We are going to be future doctors, lawyers, and teachers. These are wonderful kids who plan to do wonderful things in life. The Clubs are making sure that happens.”