BGCNN teens reinforce leadership skills at National Keystone Conference

From left are (front row) Tamia McLaughlin, Alexis Franklin, executive director Phillip Mumford, Layla Harding and Samariah Robinson; (next row) Jamaul Ball, James Cook, teen director Bridell Carter Jr., Jayvien Monroe, Te-Shawn Garrett and James Thompson.

Nine Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) teens recently returned from Anaheim, Calif., where they attended the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) National Keystone Conference July 22-24.

According to the BGCA, the purpose of the conference is to recognize and celebrate teens who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in academic success, career preparation, community service and teen outreach; to provide opportunities for teens to network, explore and discuss pressing topics that are important to them and create solutions on how to use the knowledge gained to create the change they want to see and be; and to encourage teens to unlock their power and serve as advocates in their club and community and highlight the importance of being present, mapping their futures and taking care of self.

“We view the Keystone Leadership Program as one of our capstone programs that we provide for our teens,” said executive director Phillip Mumford. “Locally, we work to provide opportunities for our members to discover, experience and explore….

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