My name is Odist Powell and I am from the Hampton Family YMCA aka #GOHAM! I’ve been apart of leaders club for 9 years now. My favorite things to do are: play volleyball, watch films, and watch frank ocean breakdown videos on youtube.

What is your favorite BRLS story, memory, or experience?

My favorite memory on the mountain has to be doing a devotion. Watching my club grow throughout the process both times was amazing and fulfilling.

What is your favorite Leaders’ Club story, memory, or experience?

My favorite leaders club memory is getting the “legacy” award. This is award was for being apart of leaders club for as long as I’ve been. It meant so much to me to know I’ve left my foot print in the sand.

What are you most looking forward to for BRLS this year?

I’m most looking forward to getting my six year jacket at blue ridge this year. I am getting the jacket along side people I started with, who I would now call dear friends!

If you could give your 1st year self one piece of advice, what would it be?

If I could give advice to my 13 year old self I would say: TAKE MORE PICTURES! It’s okay to take your phone out for 2 seconds and take a selfie and put it away right after, these are memories we’re gonna wanna keep.

Tell us a fun fact about anything!!

My fun fact is my sister was apart of leaders club before me and went to blue ridge for 5 years, so I have a bunch of old blue ridge merchandise and counselor gifts. Thanks Olivia!