Someone to look up to. Someone to talk through worries and bad days. Someone to celebrate victories big and small. A good mentor is there to listen, to support and to shine light on potential. Brianna Burrell is just that mentor. She began her BGCSA journey as a volunteer. With a passion for STEM, she then worked as a STEM educator and SMART girls program director at our Bernard Malkove Branch. Bri says, “I like the curiosity of working with kids, growing with them, and just hanging out with them.”
Bri is currently busy as Miss Baldwin County 2023 and is on a mission to become a juvenile defense attorney. She still makes time to volunteer with Boys & Girls Clubs, and has just written her first children’s book, “Investigation Nation: Who Made It?” This book explores diversity in the world of STEM by highlighting inventors of color and inventions created by people of color. Though it is geared towards K-5th grade, this is a great read for teachers, students, or anyone wanting to explore diversity in STEM! Her book is available for purchase on Amazon at https://a.co/d/2vv0Zre Every day, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama strives to provide mentors like Bri Burrell to help kids grow into confident, capable adults.