Meet Calandra White: Youth of the Year for Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club

Meet Calandra White: Youth of the Year for Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club
November 6, 2019 BGCMA

Age: 15

Grade: 11th

When did you join your Club?

I joined seven years ago.

What types of activities are you involved with?

I love Keystone. It’s a Club for teens that gives us opportunities to give back to the community and develop our leadership skills.

Has your Club helped you overcome any challenges?

Ms. Amber is really helpful. She’s cool and gives good advice when I have any challenges.

Why is it important for teens to speak up?

If you see a problem, it’s important to say something that will help impact someone who doesn’t have the ability to stand up for what’s right.

What types of internships/professional training have you done?

I’ve had job shadowing opportunities at Mercedes-Benz.

What are your goals after graduating from high school?

I want to go to Savannah State University.

What’s your career goal?

My goal is to become a writer one day. I love writing stories and reading books.

If you could change anything in the world, what would it be?

I want everyone to have a chance to be educated, have good, healthy food to eat, and a safe place to live.