March 2021 Face of Great Futures



Talaya is a 5th grader at Riverside Elementary School. She has been a Club member since 3rd grade and has attended pretty regularly throughout the past 2 years. Talaya stated that her favorite thing about the Boys & Girls Club is that she gets to do a lot of different activities, such as art and coloring (her favorite colors are pink, blue and turquoise)! When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, Talaya excitedly stated that she really wants to be an OB doctor because she loves babies and wants to be able to work with them. Talaya knows she will have to work hard to become a doctor and said that her advice to younger kids is to “stay focused on your work, get good grades and don’t focus on any of the drama that might be going on around you.”

Talaya stated that she enjoys school and her favorite subjects are social studies and music. She really loves to sing, and her favorite song to sing is “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys. Some of Talaya’s favorite activities are riding rollercoasters at Bay Beach in Green Bay, off-roading in the dirt, and swimming. If she could go anywhere, Talaya would choose to visit Miami because she likes the palm trees, the sun and the water. Her all-time favorite movie is “Dumplin'” (you can watch it on Netflix!) and when asked what she admires about herself, she stated that her best quality is her personality. “If someone is sad, I like to make them happy,” she stated.

Talaya lives in Fond du Lac and has one older sister who is 13 years old and attends the Teen Center, an 8 year old brother and a 5 year old sister. She added that she also has a chihuahua dog named Prince. Talaya stated that if she had just one wish, she would have the ability to buy her mom her dream car and dream house. What a wonderful, caring young lady Talaya is! We are so lucky to have her as part of our Boys & Girls Club family and can’t wait to see all the amazing things she will do with her future.

FUN FACT: Talaya is super excited to be celebrating her 11th birthday on March 25…so if you see her, wish her a VERY Happy Birthday!!!

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