Success Stories

Success Story From Toombs Boys and Girls Club

Kibby is a 16-years-old high school student who has attended the club for over 2 years now. She reside in a under privileged drug infested neighborhood with her mother and siblings.

Before becoming a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Toombs County, Kibby was on a fast track with destruction. She was retained in the 9th Grade because of poor academic performance and frequently engaged in risky behaviors. Kibby had a low self-esteem and was becoming a product of her environment despite her mother efforts to steer he on the right course.

Since becoming a member of the Boys & Girls Club, Kibby has become a different person. Because of programs offered at the Club (abstinence and smart girls programs) her lifestyle have changed. She no longer engages in risky behaviors and has discovered the importance of conflict resolution before a disagreement escalates into a fight. Smart Girls sessions have taught her how to prioritize problems and put life into perspective.

Because of the changes in Kibby’s life, she was chosen and the Boys & Girls Club of Toombs County’s “Youth of the Year”. She is working hard to graduate with her class and recently attended summer (her choice) to make this possible. After graduation, Kibby plans to attend STC to become a cosmetologist, wants to own her own business within the next 5 years.