Staff at our Club like that we are making a difference in young lives and helping our community!
“I work for the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin because I want to influence a setting that ensure all persons have an equal opportunity to develop the skills and access the resources that lead to living healthy and productive lives and achieving the success that is meaningful to them”. - Dana Badke, Boys and Girls Club Executive Director (27 year employee)
“I feel that I am making a difference in children’s lives and helping families in my community. I receive a great sense of fulfilment in seeing the direct results that we together as a staff achieve and I am inspired daily by my co-workers and the children, youth and families that come through our doors each day”. - Debbie Pearson, Fund and Communications Coordinator (10 year employee)
“I started with the Boys and Girls Club as a volunteer and evolved to become staff. Through the years I have seen a lot of positive growth and change in the Club, but what stays the same is that it is a fun and safe place for children and youth with fun and caring staff and volunteers”. - Justin Wieclaw, Volunteer (3 years), turned Staff (6 year employee)
“The Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin has offered me a stable, welcoming, team focused environment that has allowed for many opportunities to learn and grow while being able to work directly with a diverse group of clients. It continually proves to be “A good place to be”.- Meaghan McInnes-Hurd, Enrichment Program Counsellor (3 year employee)
“One of the things I am most thankful for is my involvement with the Boys and Girls Club. Not only do they meet the needs of children, youth and families where they are at and offer a positive influence in their lives, but they also extend that same influence to their employees. We are all an integral part of the organization and collectively we do make a difference in children’s lives. As an employee I feel respected, valued and appreciated”.- Jackie Foster, Early Learning and Child Care Centre (Daycare) Staff Member (6 year employee)
“I started at the Boys and Girls Club when I was 6 years old. We were new to the community and it allowed me to meet new people – and we are still friends today. It is a great place for a summer job and it is nice to help in the community”. Brandon Funk, Summer Staff for 7th year. Grade 12 graduate (2011) and winner of 1 of 10 Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada post-secondary scholarships from easyhome Canada for two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin Alumni