Alexo’ndria “Shay” McKinney became an alumnus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley just last summer when she graduated high school and was accepted into Austin Peay University. During her first semester in college, she made all A’s and B’s and is on the dean’s list! Alexo’ndria was Youth of the Year two years in a row, and in 2015 she was first runner up in the state of Tennessee! We are so proud of all she has accomplished. The Boys & Girls Club was there for her and her mom, a single mother of three, when they needed it the most. She credits the Club with giving her opportunities that have helped her gain confidence and develop skills she needs to achieve her goals. When Alexo’ndria earns her degree, she will be the first member of her family to graduate from college. We are so proud of her!