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 and Raleigh Boys Club. 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 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. Currently, DJ serves as the organizations Chief Operating Officer.
DJ has served in several roles with Boys & Girls Clubs of America including Society of African-American Professionals (SOAAP) board of directors, as a Boys & Girls Clubs of America Safety Peer Consultant, and as a Boys & Girls Clubs of America Peer Consultant. In 2019, DJ was recognized as Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Southeast Region Professional of the Year.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of North Carolina – Greensboro and a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. DJ resides in Clayton, NC with his wife Qiana and his two daughters, Raven and Ava.