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Meet Graduation and Career Coordinator Tommy Bentley

The Club is pleased to announce Tommy Bentley has been hired in the new position of Graduation & Career Coordinator. The Graduation and Career Coordinator will run our Be Great Graduate program with teen Club members to ensure they are on track to graduate from high school on time and also work with recently graduated youth to help them transition to adulthood by finding employment or continue on with higher education.

Tommy grew up in Milwaukee, where he attended Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA for a number of years playing sports and being involved in other programs.

Tommy was recruited to play basketball for Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, where he will graduate this May with a degree in education.

While at college, Tommy completed an internship as Assistant Athletic Director for Lincoln High School. There, he helped students with life skills such as time management, staying on task, taking care of facilities and equipment.

Tommy also served as a resident advisor at college, giving him great experience helping young people with life issues and decision making.

Tommy also mentored some young men in Milwaukee from the neighborhood he grew up in. He explained seeing many young people heading down the wrong path fueled his desire to help teens in a Boys & Girls Club setting make good choices for themselves, in life and education.

Please join us in welcoming Tommy to our staff!