I can explore who I want to be, because the Youth Life Center is all about ME !

The Youth Life Center helps build character, confidence, and self-esteem through creative expression, performing arts, and enrichment programs.

The Youth Life Center wants our children – and their families – to find that thing that makes their hearts sing.

OUR MISSION is to provide character development, educational, and enrichment programs in a safe family-style environment that empowers youth, through creative expression, to find their voice and discover their gifts during out-of-school times.

OUR VISION promotes community sustainability, educational advancement, and social development so that our youth will have a positive sense of SELF, FAMILY, and COMMUNITY.

Our Founder

Our Executive Director, Claressa Winston, founder of Club Xhell, Incorporated discovered her passion for youth empowerment after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from California State University Dominguez Hills. She furthered her education by receiving her MBA in Nonprofit Leadership from New England College. A lifelong learner, Claressa is the proud graduate of the Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute Class of 2017, Woman University Class of 2019, and an active member of IM Academy. She is a mentor to many; always endeavoring to maintain her intergenerational connections.

In 2013, Claressa expanded her vision and activated her faith to acquire a facility that would accommodate the organization’s growth and year-round programming. Her sacrifice and resilience anchored Club Xhell “Youth Life Center” in Clayton County, Georgia.

Claressa’s personal mission in life is to live with integrity, die with dignity and leave a legacy. Her spunk and vibrant outlook on life will prove to be the longevity of her successful stint on earth!

Our Dream Builders

Board of Directors

Ms. Markie Darling

Board Chair

Mr. Roosevelt Hardin


Ms. Lisa Drayton


Mr. Maggie Dixon


Ms. Selana Alen

Public Relations

Ms. Alexa Irvin


Mr. Jonté Carlisle

Program Specialist