Oh the Places You’ll Go 2019 – Greater Newark

Written by Amber Hickman  

May and June bring sun, flowers and lot’s of graduations.  The Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club is a powerhouse when it comes to Club kids going to college, graduating from college and graduate school.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is so proud of the many Club Alumni who pursued their college dreams and show the younger generation of Club kids that a Great Future is possible.

Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

Jasalyn Denkins

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club & Lady Sharks Alumni

Virginia Union University Graduate

Member of the 3 time CIAA Champion Women’s Basketball Team

Bachelors of Social Work

Plans to live and work in Richmond, VA as a Behavioral Aid while training to become a Behavioral Health Specialist

Ky'asia Stanford

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club & Lady Sharks Alumni

Gardner Webb Graduate

Member of the Women’s Basketball Team

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Plans to join the Police Academy and eventually become a homicide detective

Aryionna Walley

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club & Greater Newark Cheer Force Alumni

Bethune-Cookman University

Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude

Planning to go back to school for her Masters Degree

Jasmine Gibson

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club and Lady Sharks Alumni

Wilmington University Graduate

Masters of Education

Bria Manlove

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club and Lady Sharks Alumni

Villanova University Graduate

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science

Briana Paynter

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club and Lady Sharks Alumni

Delaware State University Graduate

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications

Plans to continue to develop her marketing agency (Bold Artistry Marketing) where she helps businesses build and expand their brand.

Emily Thiemann

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club and Lady Sharks Alumni

Washington College Graduate

Member of the Women’s Basketball Team

Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a minor in Spanish

Plans to become a teacher and is certified to teach grades 1st – 6th

Melissa Gaines

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club Alumni

Current full time nurse, mom, wife and long time Lady Sharks Volunteer Coach (currently coaches the 7th & 11th grade teams)

Wilmington University Graduate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Isaac Fleming

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club Alumni

East Carolina University Graduate

Member of the Men’s Basketball Team

Bachelors Degree in Business

Plans to pursue a professional basketball career

Ayanna Thompson

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club and Lady Sharks Alumni

Rosemont College Graduate

Member of the CSAC Champion Women’s Basketball Team

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Plans to pursue her Master’s in Psychology while applying to the Police Force