Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA 2023 Impact Report

Dear Friends of the Club,

As I reflect on the transformative journey of 2023 at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia, I am filled with gratitude. This past year was overflowing with impactful moments that have truly made a difference in the lives of our Club members across the region.

Following several months of dedicated service as Interim CEO, we welcomed Rebekah Meadows as our official Chief Executive Officer. Rebekah, a dedicated and passionate advocate for our cause, brings exceptional leadership skills that the Board of Trustees wholeheartedly supports to guide us toward even brighter horizons. A personal highlight of the year was the creation of a playground at our Vinton Baptist Church Club. Beyond swings and slides, it embodied the magical spirit of our community uniting for a special purpose. Witnessing the sheer joy on our Club kids' faces as they saw their new play space for the first time was truly heartwarming. It underscored the profound impact achievable when we join hands for a common goal – nurturing the dreams and well-being of our youth.

The stories woven throughout 2023 demonstrate the power in even the smallest moments - a kind word from a caring mentor, a wholesome snack, or assistance with homework. Through the magic of Boys & Girls Club, our kids and teens emerge more resilient, well-rounded, and focused on realizing a great future. In 2024, I will pass the torch of board leadership to the highly capable hands of my esteemed colleague, Archie Freeman, III. Thank you for your meaningful engagement with our organization. Together, we are shaping a future where every child's potential is not just recognized but celebrated. And that, my friend, is magical.

Scott Jenkins 2023 Chair, Board of Trustees Western Virginia Market Executive, Farm Bureau Bank


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