MEET OUR C5 GEORGIA YOUTH FOUNDATION STAFF
Leadership and Social Awareness Program Director
Destany Arnold is an Atlanta native and is passionate about leading by serving others. She recently worked as the Hammer Team Leader (Summer 2014) and also worked as Lantern Team Leader (Summer 2013) for C5. Destany possesses an extensive background in youth development and has worked for Girl Scouts of America and Hands On Atlanta (AmeriCorps) as a Team Leader for the Public Schools Program for under-served youth. She has been involved in volunteerism her entire life and served as Lead Volunteer for Egleston Children’s Hospital at Emory. She also currently chairs the Youth, Media & PR departments at her church. Destany is ecstatic about C5 Georgia and its mission. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going on adventures with her 6 nieces and nephews.
Director of Operations
Shana Edgar-Bagley is the Marketing Manager at C5 Georgia Youth Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to inspire high-potential youth from risk-filled environments to pursue personal success, to prepare them for leadership roles in college, work and community, and to motivate them to become role models for others. During her time at C5 Georgia, she has overseen the successful execution of the Bright from the Start’s summer food program, gaining over fifty thousand dollars in reimbursement from the state. She currently works to maximize the impact C5 Georgia programming has on our students, and to optimize the value C5 Georgia students create in the world.
Shana found her passion for working in service while employed at a medically supervised weight loss center for the morbidly obese. Each week patients would visit the clinic to weigh in, meet with the doctor and nutritionist—each week the patients would feel better and be in improved health. It is then when Shana realized her passion was to be a catalyst for improvement in the lives of others. For that reason, C5 Georgia spoke to her—C5 serves students from her high school alma mater.
Shana is an alumnus of Emory University and lives in College Park with her husband and two daughters.
Community Action Program Director
A native of Atlanta, Ayaan grew up in Tucker, Georgia. Graduating from Tucker High School in 2007, Ayaan went on to Elon University, about 25 minutes north of Greensboro, NC. The summer of 2009, Ayaan worked at C5 Georgia as a Flint Cabin Leader. After graduating from Elon University in May of 2011, she moved to Chattanooga, TN to work as an in-home family counselor and later a clinical supervisor with Youth Villages. Moving back to Atlanta in Spring of 2013, Ayaan began working as a Program Aid at another local nonprofit afterschool program. Ayaan is ecstatic to return to C5 Georgia where her career began and continue her work in youth development.
Kenneth Perry, Jr.
College and Career Program Director
A native of Opelika Alabama, Kenneth was raised in Atlanta, where his passion for youth empowerment and the arts were cultivated. His innovative mindset, has been used to aid and work in organizations such as the 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s -100 Scholars Robotics Alliance, and Posse Atlanta. He is a firm believer in giving and reaching back to guide and inspire youth and young adults to dare to dream.
Kenneth graduated from the College of Wooster in 2013 and after a year of service to his college as the Health & Wellness Educator, he saw a need in C5 Georgia and believed he could fill it. From 2014-2016, Kenneth worked in various facets for the company such as the Flint Team Leader (15) and Program Assistant (16). He recently worked for the DeKalb County School System as a Paraprofessional-Interrelated Specialist, expanding the minds of students with EIP’s. Kenneth is jubilant about his new endeavors with C5 and plans to continue to merge his love for the arts and education in every phase of his life.