Art is a daily expression used within Walton County Boys & Girls Club to help Club youth learn new skills, have creative outlets and find new passions. For Sherrie Lee Blare, a WCBGC volunteer, she’s seen first-hand how the Club’s enriching youths lives daily.
“I began volunteering at the Walton County Boys & Girls Club at the beginning of January this year. During this short amount of time, I have learned so much from the members,” she shared. “Volunteering at WCBGC has made such a positive impact on my life. I truly enjoy having meaningful conversations with Club youth, learning more about them and building relationships with Club members.”
Blare personally loves working with creative arts and adult coloring. She finds them a therapeutic exercise for herself. And, “it appears it does the same for our young members,” she said.
“One day I stopped in with some adult coloring books and colored pencils. Little did I know that coloring would stimulate so many conversations. These young ladies had me laughing the entire time,” she shared. “We talked and shared our ideas and our feelings. The best part was the next time I came in several Club members came to me and asked if they could color and talk more!”
Blare says she had been interested in giving back and it’s been so rewarding to be a volunteer at WCBGC.
“It’s just so important to give you time and attention to our youth,” she said. “Every interaction and conversation are an opportunity for character building. Through volunteering at the B&G Club of Walton, you are opening doors for them that lead to their future success story.”
Volunteers, like Sherry, make a difference according to Lynn E. Hill, Walton County Boys & Girls Club’s Director.
“Ms. Sherrie has brought a new sense of purpose for the club members through her encouraging words and positive attitude,” he shared. “She has new ideas and stimulating props that gives exposure to our staff, as well as our Club members. She’s given our Club members new skills to use and has opened their minds up to new ways to communicate feelings.”
To learn more about Walton County Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.com/waltonclub or call 770-207-6279.