My name is Tori Ferra and I have been a member of the Boys & Girls Club since I was 5 years old.
I was raised by a single mom for most of my life, she worked hard and gave me a good life. In order for her to work, she needed extra care for me. I started at the Saint Simons Club, where Mr. Frank and Mr. Craig made everyday an adventure. I was mostly happy about just being with friends and able to play and participate in fun activities.
As I have gotten older, I am a member of the Risley Club, where I get help with homework and participate in educational activities. Also, having a Club at school has allowed me to participate in extra school activities and sports. I have been able to attend practice and still go to the Club, until my mom gets there.
Next year, I am looking forward to being able to go to the Teen Center and then volunteer with the younger children as a youth volunteer.
My ultimate goal is to be able to receive a scholarship to attend college. I would like to play professional volleyball or work with animals, as a zoologist. The Boys & Girls Club has been very good to me and I hope that I will be able to give back.