Message Received

Message Received

We offer ‘Club Bucks” as an incentive to help around the club or demonstrate moments of exceptional respect. There were four sitting at the front table. When they went missing, I spoke to the entire room about why stealing is not right – how it brings about negative...
She Stepped Up

She Stepped Up

One of our older members is determined to be a Junior Staff member with us. Stepped up to handle an issue between two younger members. She didn’t ask for Staff help but Staff observed the situation. She was able to successfully de-escalate the situation and have the...
All the Way Up to a B

All the Way Up to a B

We had a young girl at our Club who really struggled in school. Especially when it came to her history (language arts) and her math. Math is something that was a struggle for me. But language arts was easy for me. Once she got her report card from school. She...
A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

Our club had a brother and sister who started two years ago during the summer. Both members had no coping skills, were very impulsive, very explosive, and very disrespectful to everyone they encountered. In the past two years, both members have completely done a 180...
Taking the Initiative

Taking the Initiative

When I first began working at the new Club, in my new role. I began giving light duty assignments to our Jr. Staff. She at first didn’t know how to react, but when I asked if she was a paid employee, she realized what I was asking her to do was actually in her job...
A Change in Behavior

A Change in Behavior

Nine years ago, I met a young man named Javon. He seemed like a pretty cool young man that immediately gravitated to me when I first started. I had people come up to me and tell me to watch him because he had a quick temper. As time went on, I began working with Javon...