Boys & Girls Club Blog

A Life Changed Because of the Club

Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, below one of our Club teens shares in her own words how the Club has impacted her life.

“The Boys & Girls Club has done so much for me in the past eleven years. Field trips, volunteer work, Keystone Leadership Club, Mentoring Program, tutoring, community service projects, academics and more. The Club paid for my CNA class. They supported me through every part of the class and gave me encouragement to show me that I could do this. I became a strong leader through everything I have gone through, and now have ways that I can help others. The Boys & Girls Club is one of the biggest things in my life that helped change my family around. Without my Club I would not be where I am in life right now. When I look into my future I can’t wait to experience it. I know the Club has changed me into a person I thought I would never be able to achieve. The Club is my second family and means everything to me.”

Her words say it best but I want to add I have watched this young lady grow up over the years despite the obstacles and family challenges she has had to deal with and observed her confidence grow as she took advantage of the opportunities the Club gave her and saw her mentor encourage her through many tough times. Today, she is a bright young leader, makes good choices for herself and helps her family, her school, her church and her community. She has gone on mission trips to the Appalachian Mountains and Puerto Rico and came back with stories of helping others in need. She is a bright part of America’s future and a great example of how the Boy & Girls Club of Oshkosh takes the resources that you give us and uses them to open doors for young people who need them. Thank you for investing in our Boys & Girls Club to help young people succeed.

By: CEO Marc Dosogne