Isaac Atam with Wizards point guard John Wall
“As a teen, I have had the world opened to me by Boys & Girls Clubs programs!”
16 year-old Isaac Atam joined Richard England Clubhouse 14 as a high school freshman when he moved here from Cameroon. Isaac’s mom came to the Club to ask about basketball, but found so much more. She learned Isaac was interested in programs like STEAM the Block and Passport to Manhood. Loving to invent new things, he has become interested in a career in technology and is a member of the Alloy Achievers Program that provides STEM support and makes a college scholarship possible if he continues his hard work. A bit stressed with the challenges of his AP Computer Science course and maintaining his 3.45 GPA, Isaac relaxes with music, video games, tae kwon do and soccer. Developing his entrepreneurial and leadership skills with BGCGW’s Keystone Club, a character-building activity for teens, Isaac has raised money to enable him to attend this year’s National Keystone Conference in Dallas, Texas.
“As I became a member of the Club I started learning new things, going to different places having many new experiences.” We are proud to be part of Isaac Atam’s journey to becoming a successful part of our country’s future.