Meet BrookeLynn Bing: Youth of the Year for Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club

Meet BrookeLynn Bing: Youth of the Year for Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club
October 29, 2019 BGCMA

Age: 17

Grade: 12th

When did you start coming to the Club?

I started in 8th grade.

What type of activities are you involved with?

Keystone teen community service and leadership club, CareerBound career development program, and dance, flag football, and art activities.


Has your Club helped you overcome any challenges?

Ms. Clemmons took the time to help me when I was struggling with my AP classes. My grade went up 40 points – from a 30 to a 70!  I felt supported and stayed in the class despite how hard it was because of Ms. Clemmons.

Why is it important for teens to speak up in their community?

They bring light to topics that other people aren’t willing to discuss.

What types of volunteer projects have you done with your Club?

I’ve done a lot of Keystone volunteer/community service projects like setting up a carnival for the Club community as part of an internship project.

Do you have any internship or hands-on job preparation experience?

As an internship, I was a junior staff member at my Club and assisted with programming and anything else the staff needed me to do.

What do you want to do after you graduate from high school?

I want to attend Emory University and enroll in their ESL program, so I can learn to teach English. I also want to study Korean, because I’m interested in Korean culture and K-Pop, Korean pop music.

What’s your career goal?

I want to be an author. I want to write my autobiography and then a fiction book. I love the arts and one thing I’m really excited about is that some of my Club artwork was exhibited in the Kai-Lin Gallery in Atlanta.