Part of the Club experience is exposing members to unique opportunities and helping them plan for their futures.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County does that through programs that expose them to potential careers and giving them fun activities inside and outside the clubhouses.
A few members from each Club took part in an Awesome Experience sponsored by Genesis Products that culminated with a day at an area lake.
“We want to expose our members to different professional settings and give them experiences they won’t get anywhere else. This is just one of the Awesome Experiences we offer them,” said Chief Advancement Officer Matt Fischer.
The members visited one of Genesis Products’ factory buildings for a tour earlier this summer. They also took part in a question and answer session with Genesis owner Jon Wenger.
“This is designed to help them understand what careers are available and what skills you need to work at some of the places in our community,” Fischer said. “It’s also a great way to expose them to leaders in those organizations.”
After getting to know some of the people in the Genesis organization, the Club members were excited to be invited to an area lake for a day of outdoor activities and some fun on the water.
“This is the best day I’ve ever had,” one member was overheard saying after experiencing some time being pulled on an inflatable tube by a speed boat.
The team at Genesis also provided the members with a delicious lunch and some pizza before sending them home for the evening. Members couldn’t stop talking about all the fun on the ride back to the Club.
A great way to wrap up a summer of Awesome Experiences!