Mia first attended the Boys & Girls Club at the age of 8 years old coming to the after-school program and summer camp. Mia attended the Club faithfully for 8 years until landing a part-time job in high school. Mia says it was staff like Mr. Rich, Mr. Carl, Ms. Liz and Ms. Carol that made the club a special place for her.
After high school, Mia began working part-time for the club as the front desk receptionist and eventually became the full-time Membership Director of the Club. Mia was employed at the Club for a total 15 years and earned her Associates Degree as well as her Bachelors of Science in Human Services Management during her time at the club. Continually working to achieve more, Mia is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree.
When asked what were some of her favorite moments at the club she says, “My Keystone experience definitely stands out, being able to travel and meet members from other clubs from all over the region as well as the leadership opportunities."
Mia is now employed by New Jersey Mentors where she supervises a group home and has a staff of 9 that directly report to her. When asked what keeps her coming back and staying involved with the club her answer is simple, “The club will always be my second home, the staff my family and Reggie Coleman my mentor." Mia is still in touch with many alumni who attended the club with her during her childhood years, “Social Networks have helped me stay connected with many of my childhood friends."
Mia now resides in Delanco, New Jersey with her 14-year-old Jai who is a freshman in high school and also grew up in the club attending since the age 5. Mia and her fiancée Karim welcomed baby Kari (future member of the Boys & Girls Club) on November 17th! Congratulations to everyone!.