Shulando Clark knows firsthand the impact of Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club. Both of her sons have been Club members. As a member of the MMCBGC board, Clark is devoted to being an active volunteer at the Club.
“I love volunteering for the Club and I have volunteered countless hours over the years helping out with various programs and initiatives, but most recently I’ve been volunteering at the front desk taking phone calls, greeting parents and assisting with administrative needs to ensure the Club has an efficient membership enrollment system,” Clark shared.
Volunteering is important to Clark because she believes in the power of relationship.
“I enjoy spending time with the kids,” she shared. “It’s nice to see how a positive environment can make a difference in a child’s life. Both of my sons attended the Boys & Girls Club and I see the difference the Club can make, and I want to be a part of that atmosphere.”
Karen Robertson, Senior Executive Club Director for MMCBGC, notes she has watched Clark form strong bonds and relationships with members.
“She greets Club members everyday as they come through the door with a winning smile and a warm hug that sets the tone for their day in the Club,” she shares. “She creates a safe space for members to feel welcomed in the Club.”
Robertson adds that Clark is always sharing the impact of the Club to the surrounding community.
“She always speaks at the Club in a positive manner and whenever she sees families with school-age children, she pulls a Club membership packet out of her backpack and recruits them to become a member,” she shared. “She also visits local churches and garners support for the Club by securing scholarship fees to support children coming to the Club who may not be able to attend otherwise.”
Clark feels that volunteering is just an extension of what the Club has provided for her and her two sons.
“Difference making happens here in the lives of youth,” she said.
To learn more about Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.com/mmcor call 706-342-1117.