Joesi and Jessica Schumacher are sisters, the youngest two in a family with seven kids. Since their first day, they both jumped right in and took advantage of everything the Club had to offer, from Club programs, to staff relationships, to making new friends. They both instantly felt like they belonged here. When they started coming to the Club, neither of them wanted to attend. Their older sister Britany was a staff here and they did not want to come and hang out with her every day. Neither of them knew just how wrong they were. They LOVE it here.
These girls quickly made their presence known to us with their fun, outgoing personalities. Joesi joined the Power Hour Program and Fine Arts almost immediately and she has been outstanding in everything she participates in. Jessica chose to participate in the Youth of the Year Program. She has never been happier.
Before attending the Club, Jessica struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide. After starting Junior High, her mom chose to get her involved in the Club to help her find a save, positive place to go. Jessica was being horribly bullied at school. It was a struggle to get out of bed most days.
After becoming a member of the Boys and Girls Club, she made new friends, learned how to deal with peer pressure, and surrounded herself with positive role models who she looked up to. She built a better relationship with her little sister Joesi and her older sister Britany. She found that she had multiple mentors in the staff at and she started to change her attitude about life. After writing a speech for Youth of the Year, Jessica found herself, and she found her story.
When she joined the Club she knew there would be nowhere to go but up from here. She knew she had people in her corner, fighting for her, and she knew that she could be the positive role model for her little sister that she has always wanted to be. To see how the attitudes of both girls have drastically changed since they started at the Club has been unreal. They found a home away from home, where they fit in, and know they are truly loved…and now they are sharing that story with others and making them feel the same way.
"…she found herself and her story at The Club"
Programs & Contributions Administrator
Vista Outdoor – Lewiston
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