COVINGTON — The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia has named Nakita Williams as the Newton County Boys & Girls Club director.
“We look forward to Ms. Williams leading the development of the Newton County Boys & Girls Club,” said Bob Mackey, president of BGCNCG. “Her leadership and experience will help provide a safe, fun, clean and productive environment for the youth of Newton County.”
In 2013, Williams began fulfilling a promise to give back to her community. She started volunteering with the teens at Daniels Mardak Boys & Girls Club in Milwaukee and shortly after joined the team as a Health and Life Skills specialist.
In this role, she led her club in winning first place overall in an Organization-Wide PSA Competition on Teen Pregnancy prevention.
Williams also implemented a health fair dedicated to youth that has allocated re-occurring funds for her site from organizations such as Wheaton Franciscan Hospital and Children’s Hospital Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus to support the continuation of youth-focused health fairs.
Her success in this role led her to be promoted to assistant club manager and character leadership supervisor.
Williams served as a leader, allocated resources and grants for the organization, all while building relationships and serving as a mentor to hundreds of youth within the community. She was able to increase the memberships of teens, as well as the average daily attendees.
In 2015, Williams was the recipient of the Ruby Groote Mat award, an award that is rewarded to one employee a year throughout the organization.
Williams has more than 15 years of experience working in the human and social services field. She exhibits a broad knowledge in youth engagement and support as well as a proven commitment to ensuring the highest quality of services. The foundation of her success lies in her talent and passion for the youth and bringing real-world learning experiences to them.
She has her undergraduate degree in business management from Bryant & Stratton College, Graduate Certificate in counseling specializing in contemporary theory in mental health services as well as a Graduate Certificate in counseling specializing in contemporary theory in couple and family systems from Capella University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Her goal is to not only have a better understanding of youth development, but to provide awareness on how family systems contribute to the growth and development in adolescents.
Williams has overcome many obstacles which makes her “relatable” to youth. These obstacles fuel her passion for youth development. She also lives by the quote “I want to inspire people, I want someone to look at me and say, Because of you I didn’t give up.” This mindset has helped her become a pillar in the community.