When the summer came to an end, it was time for Quincy to return to school. He continued to tell all his friends that he wanted to stay and work at the Boys & Girls Clubs. With basketball season approaching and his other school obligations, Quincy was not sure that working would be an option. However, he would soon have his chance. The Club had a position open in the dance/drama room and Quincy was the first person Program Director Liji Hanny thought of. Today, Quincy is back to work at the Club, eager to shape young minds.
“I hope that I teach kids how to be open; open to new ideas, new music, and trying new things,” he says. “Being here means a lot to me because the mentors here did so much for me. I want to be THAT for the kids I work with.”
Quincy also continues to push the limits of his own personal ambitions. As and Bs in school is no longer something he is happy with. Quincy wants all As and, best of all, he is confident that he can achieve that goal.
Quincy’s final message is to area parents. He said, “To the parents, I would say, ‘Get your kids in the Clubs!’ This is a great place for them. There are education programs, sports programs, music programs— there is something here for every child. If you feel like your kid doesn’t have a place—get them in the Club and watch them transform. They will find what they love and you will have the opportunity to watch it happen.”