National awards recognize commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming

(Casper, WY) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming celebrates the unstoppable mission of making a difference in the lives of youth in four counties throughout Wyoming in 2021.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming Board members were honored for their commitment to the Club at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 7th. Board members are charged with guiding the operations, development, and vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming.

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Two Board members received special recognition for their long-standing service. Honored for 20 years of exemplary service, Casper philanthropist Susie McMurry received a National Service to Youth Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. School principal, Kent Thompson, received a National Service to Youth Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for 5 years of service.

Other Board members received certificates of appreciation for their service throughout the year, as well as Christmas ornaments decorated by Club youth and handwritten thank-you notes from the Club members.

“Our Board members are outstanding community leaders who go above-and-beyond to make a difference in the lives of youth who need us most. Their passion for the unstoppable mission of the Club is evident in everything they do,” said Ashley Bright, CEO, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. “The difference they make, not only for the Club, but for the state of Wyoming, is seen in their energy, encouragement, enthusiasm, inspiration and determination.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming has over 52 years of service to youth, providing after school, summer, and out-of-school programming for 8,843 youth in 2021 at 11 Club sites – seven sites in Casper, as well as at the Boys & Girls Club in Buffalo, Dubois, Riverton, and Glenrock.

Some of the Club’s yearly impact highlights include: 98% of Club members say they will graduate from high school, 78% want to pursue college or trade school, and 96% of youth say they will stand up for what’s right, even if others disagree.

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming is the Board of Directors’ opportunity to install new officers, review the past fiscal year through year-end reports and continue the strategic plan for the new fiscal year.

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