This is Olivia.

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Olivia has been a Club member for four years. She first enrolled to have a safe place to go after school, since she was going through a tough time in school and at home. Her parents chose the Club for her so that she would have extra support. Little did she know, the Club was going to become a huge part of Olivia’s life. She has met people who inspire her, she has gotten more involved with her community, she has participated in many Boys & Girls Club Programs, and for the second year in a row, she is representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley as the Organizational Youth of the Year. Olivia’s Club experience has truly helped shape her into the confident young lady that she is today!

When she first joined the Clarkston Boys & Girls Club, she was having a tough time at school. She was constantly getting bullied because of her looks, who her friends were, and most of all, because of her socioeconomic status. Middle school can be a hard for anyone, but it was extremely difficult for Olivia because she was also battling depression and anxiety. Her first day at the Club was a turning point in her mental health journey.

As soon as she joined the teen program, Olivia felt instantly accepted for who she was. The staff were so kind that it gave her the confidence to make friends and join other programs that the Club offered. Olivia quickly got involved in Torch Club, Junior Staff, Keystone Club, Smart Girls, and Diplomas to Degrees. These programs have helped her learn so much about growing up, making healthy life choices, doing well in school and being prepared for college and her future, and the importance of being a leader in the community.

Being a part of the Club has opened her up to so much more than she ever thought possible. Having healthy relationships with her peers and mentors has helped her gain better communication skills and coping skills for her depression and anxiety. She has also learned that she’s passionate about helping others, not only with tasks, but also being there for them, like the Club has been for her. The best skill that she has gained at the Club is how to be a leader, a skill she learned through participating in Torch Club and Keystone Club.

It is crazy to think that not long ago, every day for Olivia was a battle with mental health. The Club turned out to be a lot more than just a place for her to go hang out. It has become such a huge part of her life, a second home, and an experience that she is very passionate about helping other kids have, too. Without the Club, and her mentors that care for her there, she doesn’t know where she would be today.

"The staff gave her confidence to make friends, join clubs, make healthy choices, do better in school, prepare for college and become a helper of others."

Cynthia Pemberton
LCSC President

This is Kaylea & Wanda.

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Kylea and Wanda are sisters, ages 7 and 10, who have been attending the Lewiston Boys & Girls Club for nearly three years now. During their time at the Club, it has served as a stable and consistent part of their everyday lives. These young girls are extremely resilient and have succeeded despite the struggles they endured early on in their lives. When they first started attending the Club their mother was in a court program and recovery and their father was absent from their lives. Like any other kid, these girls have struggled with behavioral issues at times, but thanks to the efforts of our Club staff they have gotten through whatever issues they may be facing at the time. Both girls participate in various Club programs and have formed positive and lasting relationships with other Club members and Club staff. During their time at the Club, these girls have grown immensely, and we look forward to seeing how much they continue to grow in years to come.

"Today they are active participants in various Club programs and have formed positive and lasting relationships with other members and staff. "

The Troys
Troys Insurance

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