As a shy 6th grader, John Fambrough walked into the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club for the first time not knowing what his future held. But as the years went on, he learned a big lesson from a Club staff member named Mr. Jason.
He taught John how to slowly come out of his shell and to speak up for himself. The Club is now where he loves to come hang out with friends, play basketball, and explore the music studio.
Today, as a 16-year-old high school senior, John carries on the important life lesson that Mr. Jason taught him at a young age. John believes it is so important for teens to speak up in their community because “if we don’t speak up, nobody will.”
During the school year, John juggles school work and Club programs like the CareerBound college and career readiness program, the Keystone teen community service and leadership club, and also volunteers to feed the homeless in his community. People who know John best say there’s no doubt that John will achieve his big dreams in life with his big heart for helping others.
After high school, John wants to join the Navy and “become the best nurse anyone has ever known.”