Boys & Girls Club Blog

Meet the newest members of our team, Caitlyn Cheslock and Jay Gibson

November 10, 2021
Welcome Caitlyn Cheslock and Jay Gibson to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh team!
Caitlyn is the Club’s Director of Social & Emotional Wellness. She coordinates programming relating to mental wellness, mindfulness, appropriate relationships, and responsibility for actions. Caitlyn is passionate about serving youth and loves learning about and embracing diversity which led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in global studies from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Upon graduation, Caitlyn felt called to do more to serve youth, particularly those at-risk, with a focus on mental health. In 2014, Caitlyn earned her Masters of Science in school counseling from Mount Mary University. After graduating, Caitlyn served as a school counselor for seven years; primarily within Catholic Milwaukee-area schools, and for one year with Green Bay Area Catholic Education. Throughout Caitlyn’s experience, she has had the opportunity to connect with and counsel students from diverse backgrounds while promoting mental health awareness and education. Caitlyn believes that her experience allows her to build positive connections with the members of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh while highlighting their unique strengths and gifts. Caitlyn looks forward to building relationships with youth and their families! Caitlyn’s favorite words of inspiration: “Spread Love everywhere you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”— Mother Teresa
Jay is the Club’s Big Futures Mentoring Coordinator. He is responsible for developing successful relationships with Club members in 6th through 8th grade and volunteer mentors with the goal of helping youth grow academically and develop decision-making and life skills. Jay is a 1994 graduate of UW Whitewater with a degree in communication. He spent 20 years in sales and customer service and has 30 years of experience as a youth volunteer in multiple capacities. He feels extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with the amazing staff and members at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin through his position. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rita (Vitale) Gibson and his sons, Jack and Sam.  Jay’s favorite words of inspiration: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
If you see Caitlyn or Jay around the Club make sure to say hi!