Donald Hartsfield Awarded $30,000 Academic Scholarship
The Trentini Scholarship is awarded to the high school senior who exemplifies excellence and promotes young people who are honest, fair, hardworking, and courteous.
This year, Donald Hartsfield becomes the 1st African American and the 1st Boys & Girls Club Member to receive a $30,000 academic scholarship in recognition for his outstanding character and leadership. When asked how the Clubs impacted this process, he stated:
“This opportunity could not be possible without the Boys & Girls Club staff that motivated me to see my true potential. This is why I thank Mrs. Jessica, Mr. Jason Jones, and Ms. Ashley for giving me the extra push I needed to be great.”
Since 1981, The Trentini Scholarship has become the most prestigious and sought after scholarship regularly given in the Wake Forest community. Congratulations to our #AmazingMember
What can $7.50 do?
For kids like Gabby, just $7.50 a year provides daily transportation from school to the Club; a full range of fun after-school and summer programs, academic and character building support, and a focus on healthy lifestyles that includes nutrition education, daily meals, and access to healthy foods.
You can invest in a healthy lifestyles for our Wake County Kids. Visit choosebgc.org
But for Gabby’s mom, that $7.50 means much more – it means peace of mind, knowing that her child is in a safe, nurturing environment during out-of-school time when she is at work. It means support and guidance for her daughter from caring adult role models; and it means access to a variety of essential services for her child – like a daily nutritious meal, offered at no additional cost.
You see, eight-year-old Gabby attends the Club nearly every day we’re open. She comes from a single-parent home in Southeast Raleigh where money is tight. Mom works long hours as a bus driver, but struggles to make ends meet. Recently, Mom told staff how thankful she was that BGC is able to provide a daily meal for her daughter – because many times, she doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. Thanks to the Club, now Gabby knows she can count on a nutritious dinner meal every day (and healthy lunch/snack during the summer, too) so she won’t go to bed hungry.
Unfortunately, stories like Gabby’s aren’t unique. Many kids in our Clubs face daily hunger and food insecurity. With your help, kids across Wake County have access to a wide range of programs and critical services they need to grow, thrive, and become successful adults.
With a strong foundation of community support, Boys & Girls Clubs was able to provide over 95,000 healthy meals in 2018 to our Raleigh Club Members. You can give peace of mind to another family in Wake County community. Visit choosebgc.org