There is a saying that one is a product of one’s environment. Such is the case with Dan Jernigan. Having grown up in Northern Indiana Dan is a product of what a Boys & Girls Club/Salvation Army Community Center type of environment can do for a young child, a child who grew up in the heart of housing projects.
Denise Carothers joined the Boys & Girls Club movement in 1996 as a Girl Scout troop leader for the Franklin Unit. After three years of volunteer service in 1999, she began working professionally with the Club. A native of Franklin, Denise is a graduate of Franklin High School, Tennessee State University, and holds a Master’s in Education from Lipscomb University. Single, Denise devotes time to a variety of local causes. She was the first African American President of the Franklin Rotary Club at Breakfast, serves as Assistant Governor of 6 Rotary Clubs in Williamson County, serves on the executive committee of the non-profit Hard Bargain Association serving the neighborhood in which she grew up. She is also a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Franklin Class, Community Service Day Chair for Youth Leadership Franklin, and a board member of United Way's Patricia Hart Society.
If there is anyone that can offer a testimony of how a Boys & Girls Club can have an impact on a young child growing up it is Derek Blake. As a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Chattanooga Derek knows the sense of belonging the Club provides to a young child. In fact, so much so that all of his childhood membership cards are proudly displayed in his office. Each card representing a year of membership at his local Club.
How many ways can beans be counted? This is a question that Louie Orman asks himself daily as he works diligently to steward the finances of our organization. Louie spends the majority of his day handling critical issues that keep Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee a debt-free organization, enabling us to focus on our Mission to serve young people who need us most.