Donyell “DJ” Jones has a long history of service to youth through Boys & Girls Clubs. DJ, who attended the Raleigh Boys Club in Raleigh, NC as a youth, began his full time Boys & Girls Club career in Raleigh, NC in 2000, where he was the Unit Director of the Washington Elementary Boys & Girls Club. From there DJ became the Unit Director for the Raleigh Boys from 2004-2009. In 2009, DJ left North Carolina to take over as the President/CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley in Oak Ridge, TN. In this role, DJ assisted the organization with aligning its programs to meet Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s standards and increased average daily attendance by 82%.
In 2013, DJ moved back to North Carolina to serve as the Vice President of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. In 2015, DJ was promoted to Executive Vice President, where he has assisted with improving program quality, increasing average daily attendance, and promoting child safety.
DJ has served on multiple national committees with Boys & Girls Clubs, such as 2012 Professional Advisory Committee, Society of African-American Professionals (SOAAP) board of directors, and as a Boys & Girls Clubs of America Safety Peer Consultant.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of North Carolina – Greensboro and a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University.