Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
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Andre Douglas Named NCAN Awards of Excellence Professional of the Year Winner

 

By - Oct 17th, 2023 01:37 pm
Andre Douglas receiving the NCAN award. Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Andre Douglas receiving the NCAN award. Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE– (October 17, 2023) Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is excited to announce Assistant Vice President College, Career and Teen Services, Andre X. Douglas, as the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) 2023 Awards of Excellence Professional of the Year Winner. Douglas received his award on October 17 at the annual NCAN national conference in Dallas, Texas.

At the conference, Douglas presented on the topic “Transition to College Summer Bridge Experience,” focusing on promising practices and proven outcomes to increase postsecondary completion efforts and overall student success.

“I am honored and thankful to be recognized with this award,” Douglas said. “I serve alongside some of the best champions for students and young people who work diligently to fulfill the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s mission. As a team, we are proud to work with outstanding scholars and help them on their path to and through college.”

With support from his team, he has served nearly 800 Grad Plus members, including a caseload of college scholars that Douglas directly advises.

In his BGCGM leadership role, Douglas leads the Graduation Plus, Career Development, and Leadership and Service Programs. Through his leadership, there has been an overall increase in BGCGM Club member GPAs, attendance, FAFSA completions, and total students served. Additionally, 94% of the Grad Plus college graduating class (2023) have graduated with no/or manageable student loan debt.

Douglas is a first-generation college student who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and received his Master of Science degree in College Personnel Administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin. Douglas exemplifies what it means to live your mission. Douglas’ mission and purpose is to help other people find theirs!

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With more than fifty locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with safe, fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at www.bgcmilwaukee.org.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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