“From Now to Next:  BGCMA’s Vision for the Future”
Aug 17, 2021 11:45 AM
David Jernigan, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs Metro Atl
“From Now to Next: BGCMA’s Vision for the Future”


David Jernigan is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. In this role, David is responsible for overseeing the organization which includes 23 Clubs in 10 counties. He brings a wealth of experience to the organization, with more than 20 years in the youth development space.

Immediately prior to joining BGCMA, David served as the Deputy Superintendent for Atlanta Public Schools, where he assisted the Superintendent in realizing a bold vision of transformation. Through his leadership, the district achieved a graduation rate improvement from 59% to 78% and seamless college enrollment growth from 51% to 62% over five years.

Prior to this, David served as the Executive Director for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and the Founding Principal of KIPP WAYS (West Atlanta Young Scholars).

David received his teaching certification through Georgia State University and holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the National Louis University in Chicago. He is also a Morehead Scholar and graduate of the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School. In 2012, he completed executive training at the Harvard Business School.

David has received numerous awards throughout his career, including being named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s rising community leaders with its annual “40 Under 40” award and one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend. An active member of his community, David also currently serves on the boards of Hands on Atlanta and Breakthrough Atlanta.

INTRODUCTION: Veronica Squires