Erica S. Stevens , Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Erica S. Stevens is the senior director of education and the arts at Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). She is responsible for the supervision and management of a comprehensive academic success initiative, including the high school graduation strategy. Stevens began her work in the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement in April 2001 as director of education programs. In this role, she was responsible for giving support through program management and development, training, and consultation to educational initiatives including Project Learn, Power Hour, Goals for Graduation, science and math initiatives, academic recognition, and the Clubs’ renovation of their learning centers. Prior to her work at BGCA, Stevens worked with both local and state organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H, respectively. She has also taught courses and conducted research in both human and child development. Stevens received her doctoral and Master of Science degrees in family and child studies, with a concentration in child development from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Spellman College in Atlanta, GA.