BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF NORTH GEORGIA
YOUTH OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER 2017
THREE RIVERS CLUB, GILMER COUNTY
Ellijay Primary School – Kindergarten
Emma joined our Club in the summer of 2017, joining her big sister, Lannah who has been with us since 2012. Emma has a smile that lights up a room and her love for friends and kindness to all led to the staff selecting her for this Optimist Club sponsored honor.
Emma likes coming to the Club because she likes to play with Legos in the game room (and she creates amazing structures!). She loves to play soccer in the gym, paint in the art room and read in the Power Hour Room. She also enjoys being a part of our “Mind and Music” program with Mr. Paul where she sings her heart out!
When she is not at the Club, she loves to play with her stuffed animals and toys at home. She plays softball and likes to play basketball. She enjoys going to the park and school.
Emma plans to become a teacher after High School, where words get bigger and she can learn. Ms. Molly is a role model for her!
Mom, Jennifer, says: “Emma learns new things every day. Emma has learned how to be respectful and wants to help people in our community. The Boys & Girls Club is a fun and safe environment which has helped her self-esteem and creativity. We are very grateful for all the hard work Ms. Jan and the staff members put into the Club.”
Ellijay Elementary School – 4th Grade
Alex and his sister, Alaina, joined our Club in the fall of 2015. Since joining our Club, his infectious grin and energetic drive have made him an easy selection by our Staff to be the Optimist Club sponsored Club Kid of the month.
Alex enjoys coming to the Club because he likes to have fun with his friends. He says he is “thankful for even going to Boys & Girls Club.”
Alex is quite the athlete, enjoying basketball, soccer and football. One place you can always find him is in the gym shooting hoops or playing “Lightnin”.
Graduation from High School will find him pursuing a career in basketball and “being a good citizen.” Alex already demonstrates those good citizen qualities by being fair and honest in all his activities at the Club.
Mom, Elizabeth, has this to say about having Alex as a Club Kid. “This program has given Alex the opportunity to be part of a safe and fun environment. It’s not just a place to go after school while Mom works; it’s a fun place. The staff and volunteers are all kind, fun loving and genuinely care about ALL the kids, not just my son. I am truly thankful for Ms. Jan and her hard work to see to the care of the children. She strives to raise great leaders of tomorrow which is started here. Thank you so much for providing for my own family in a time of need. This is a family and not just after school care. Safe for all who attend.”