Dustyn, our new Center Director in Menomonie shares, we have had a wait list since the beginning of the school year due to filling our staff positions. Each day, the youth on the waitlist comes up to the desk at River Heights Elementary Boys & Girls Club, wondering if/when they will be able to join. Knowing our staffing has increased, it has been great to be able to tell each child that we are getting closer to their time to join the Club. Recently, a boy, who had asked when his start date was for days, was finally able to join. He wore his card around his neck and made sure to tell every teacher he encountered that he was joining the Club and was super excited. As a new staff, it is a great feeling to see members so excited to speak about their time in the club, or even just joining! It further cements the work that everyone involved in this organization is doing. #BuildingGreatFutures!
by Angela Payne