Ashley Nicole Williams is a proud alumna of the Universal Orlando Foundation Boys & Girls Club. Williams first went to the Universal Orlando Foundation Club when she was 6 years old. She actively participated at the Club throughout high school and continues to volunteer today. Along the way, the Club provided ACT and resume training. She credits afterschool tutoring for enhancing her entire education.
“I personally think I would not be in college without them,” she says. “They led me on a path to college. When we went to the Boys & Girls Clubs, we took advantage of everything.”
Born and raised on the West side of Orlando, Ashley attended the Universal Orlando Foundation Boys & Girls Club because it was a safe place to learn and grow. It was also a place that fulfilled her curious mind while her parents where working.
It amazes her that 16 years have passed since she walked through the blue doors of the Universal Orlando Foundation Branch. However, she is still incredibly active her Club and will continue to be. Ashley makes it her duty to go back and volunteer. She expresses how she will always be an advocate for the Universal Orlando Foundation Boys and Girls Club because she knows the power it can have on a young life.
Today, Williams is a proud graduate of Rollins College where she received her bachelor’s in social entrepreneurship/ business and global health. She plans to attend the University of South Florida and earn a master’s degree in public health in the near future.