Boys & Girls Clubs of Coweta welcomes New Leadership
From Special Reports
In 2022, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coweta County enjoyed a successful year of youth development programming, focusing heavily on academic acceleration for our members in light of the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Targeted programs included:
• Robust summer programs.
• Extensive professional staff development focused on academic and social-emotional needs.
New Coweta club staff was welcomed in 2022, including Andrea Maxwell, the new Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coweta County. Andrea attended Clark Atlanta University and received her MSW while coaching track and field for the Panthers. Upon graduation, she worked with youth with severe behavior disorders before joining the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. With BGCMA, Andrea served as a Program Director with the Lawrenceville Club, then promoted to Manager of Training and Staff Development. She went on to a National Training Associate position with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, facilitating training for Boys and Girls Clubs staff across the USA.
Keshuna Rhodes is the new Program Director at the Wesley Street Boys & Girls Club. Keshuna is a Newnan native who holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Public Administration. She has been part of the Boys & Girls Club movement for the past eight years, participating in groups such as College Bound, Keystone, and Oratorical, and has twice been awarded Youth of the Year for Coweta County.
In high school, Keshuna served on the junior staff and as a membership clerk of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coweta County. While in college, she became a Healthy Lifestyles Director and Unit Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Chattahoochee Valley.
Kyle Hunt is the new Program Director at the Howard Warner Boys & Girls Club. Kyle has a Bachelor of Science in human services and has been committed to the Boys & Girls Clubs movement for over five years. He has a passion for youth development and extensive experience in youth development. His previous position with the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County was the Director of SEL Mental health. Kyle has worked in case management, mental health, grant reporting, and fundraising initiatives to create effective programs and partnerships for the communities being served and our youth.
“We have a great leadership team in Coweta County,” says Keisha Lacy, MPA, Sr. Director, Regional Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “We are fortunate to have Andrea Maxwell as our new Executive Director. She has great hands-on experience with youth development as well as leading training programs on a national level.”
Lacy also said, “Keshuna Rhodes grew up locally in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coweta County and provided a great inspiration and example for our local kids and teens.” And then Lacy added, “Kyle brings great experience and passion to our Coweta County clubs. We think his success with community programs and partnerships will be a strong asset.”