Athens Rotary heard a stirring presentation from Tracy Guidry, Director of the Athens Boys and Girls Club.

Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development

  1. A safe, positive environment:  The Club is a safe haven where members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times.
  2. Fun:  The Club facility, staff, and program offerings create a welcoming, positive environment that allows members to engage in play, enjoy their play time and be happy and eager to come to the Club.
  3. Supportive relationships:  The Club ensures that every young person feel connected to one or more adults and has friendships with peers.
  4. Opportunities and expectations:  Club staff and programs consistently communicate the expectation that every child has the potential to excel, be productive and succeed at the Club and in life.
  5. Recognition:  The Club takes every opportunity to recognize and validate Club members’ achievements and accomplishments

Denver Betts and Tracy Guidry


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