Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club alumni, Cory Seals, made his way to one of the biggest stages in the nation – the State of the Union address! Cory was invited as U.S. Senator David Perdue’s one and only special guest.
Cory reminisces, “As a child, I remember watching the State of the Union address with my parents… they always felt it was important for me to be informed about what was going in the government.”
Not only did Cory get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be present in Washington D.C. at this historic moment in history, he also had a front row seat to the action.
He began his evening with an introduction to Senator Perdue’s staff at the Russell Senate Office Building. Ahead of the address, Cory was then seated with the Republican party part of dinner where he had a chance to mingle with senators from Nebraska, Mississippi, and North Carolina. He even got a chance to meet with our very own Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson.
Cory was then ushered to the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives where he sat in the top gallery with all special guests.
“It was a humbling experience to know I was part of such a great moment in history and a legacy of promoting adult literacy with Boys & Girls Clubs and Senator Perdue.”
We’re so proud of Cory and his advocacy for youth across the nation. We’re beyond confident he has a bright future ahead of him.
Currently, Cory attends the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to study directing, playwright, and production with a minor in musical theater.
THANK YOU! Because of you, Club kids and alumni alike, are being exposed to unbelievable experiences and given amazing opportunities to have their voices heard.