Board Members

Board Members

Roddy Singleton, Sr.

Mr. Singleton is the Founder of BYCF.  He has been working with youth for over 40 years within the juvenile and school systems. He also mentors youth and assist students in recreation programs. He has a passion for helping others and dedicated to making a difference in the world of our youth. 

Jim Erickson
Vice President

Mr. Erickson lived and worked in Philadelphia, PA.  I moved to Georgia last year to be closer to my daughter and grandchildren. After an early retirement, I volunteered for the Public Schools as a Substitute teacher in special needs classrooms.  I eventually obtained certification to teach both regular and special needs classrooms.  I came to BYCF as a volunteer, tutoring boys and girls in various subjects, and  seeing them gaining confidence in themselves has given me a very satisfying experience.  With his knowledge and experience, Mr. Erickson has been an excellent role model to our youth.  He was appointed to the position of BYCF Vice President.  

Bill Thatcher

Mettie Wilson Singleton

Mrs. Singleton is the President of Building Youth Christians Foundation. She is a professional licensed educator with 32 years of experience working with youth, their families and the community. She has professional education degrees in Education Leadership, teaching (Reading, English, Social Studies, Science, Math), Counseling, and presently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Education Administration Leadership. I have worked with youth in the roles as a teacher, counselor, mentor, social worker and tutor. Her passion working with youth is to empower their voice and skills to be successful productive citizens in their daily lives within society. "Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, and our daughter as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace. Psalms 144:12."