All over the United States kiddos will get thru day one of school and then go where? Some will go home. Some will hang out on the streets near their homes. Some will walk into a Boys & Girls Club.
I have two brand new Branch director's leading my Club's here today! I am excited for them.
In 1993 I had my first day with the Club. I was a branch director. We had about 125 kiddos.
It was crazy. It was intimidating. It was amazing. It sure went fast!
My advice to them and all the Youth Development Professionals who begin a journey today?
Learn names. Smile a lot. Say hi. Smile more. Make the kids feel welcome.
That day for me 18 years ago was the start of something great. I found a place that I could be proud to work. Most people never know that feeling. I do.
I hope you do as well. I hope you tell a story something like this in 18 years.
Great Futures Start Here....with YOU!