After a decade of dedication, Courtney and Ryan Carter were given an opportunity to see some of those famous fellow club members. They attended a conference in Washington DC, where they heard celebrities Michael Phelps, Denzel Washington, and Ashanti speak.
Leadership skills and responsibilities were just of two of skills they took away from their experiences.
"Look how far Phelps has gotten, as well as Denzel, Denzel didn't have the best relationship with his father, those really hit home to me," says Ryan Carter of the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County.
More than 25 kids from the Maryland and Washington D.C area attended the event.