Kenosha, WI – October 24, 2019 – This fall, five new staff members began at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. Club attendance has grown 249% in the last three years, averaging 67 kids per day in 2016, to now serving on average 234 members per day.
Jason Justus is the Club’s Director of Teen Services. Joining us all the way from Maui, HI, he shares his spirit of Aloha and 25+ years of experience working with children and teens from coaching high school basketball to teaching PE. Justus grew up in the Chicagoland/Kenosha area and is excited to be back. His goal is to make a positive impact on students by inspiring life lessons such as working hard, respect, and good decision making.
Jacque Evans is a Janesville native, serving as the Director of Outreach & Schools working with teens. Evans is no stranger to Boys & Girls Clubs, as her children were former members and she was a coach for several years. With 30+ years of experience working with youth, she recently moved back to Wisconsin from Mississippi where she was a Career Navigator, helping youth transition from high school to post-secondary or the workforce development arena. Her goal is to be an inspiration to young people and to help them excel in life to be a positive influence within their communities.
Milwaukee native, Missy McDowell, will serve as the Youth Services Coordinator working with youth ages six through twelve. She was a Club member as a child and worked at the Club at a young age. Most recently, McDowell spent three years in Racine Unified School District as an Educational Assistant, Natural Circles of Support Youth Advocate, and Coordinator for the Extended Learning Program at Knapp Elementary. Her passion is building communities and helping students be the best they can be.
Scott Conley was born and raised in Kenosha. He has worked for three decades in construction, remodeling, and maintenance and is now the Maintenance Manager for the BGCK. He is passionate about the Club’s mission and looks forward to positively impacting Club members.
Kyle Wade will take over as Assistant Director of Sports after two internships with the BGCK. Wade is a Kenosha native, returning to town after completing his BS in Sport Management from UW-La Crosse. He has experience coaching, officiating and overseeing youth sports. He is excited to continue with the Club to continue improving the quality of life for local youth through sport.
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most and their great futures ahead. Visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate to donate today.
Pictured from left to right are: Jason Justus, Missy McDowell, Scott Conley, Kyle Wade and Jacque Evans.