Volunteering brings “sparks” of imagination to life 


Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club volunteer Lynn Wailes sees the Club as a village of mentors and opportunities for youth to grow. 

“It takes a village to raise a child and it does matter when others outside of the family take an interested in how a child is navigating their life,” she shares. “I feel that by volunteering, we can make an impact in our community.”

When asked about an impactful moment to choose from Wailes said watching a child’s spark light up. 

“Any chance to see a spark during a reading session marks as an impactful moment,” she said. “Just the other day I was working with a young boy who went from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Martin Luther King Jr and then to Elephants who Paint. His engagement and excitement in learning sparked him to dig into other books all day.”

Volunteering at the Club, for Wailes, brings to mind a few words, “happy children with quality things to engage.” 

“I look forward to spending time with the children and getting to know them every day.”

To learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club visit, www.bgcncg.com/petenanceor call 706-920-1400.