Staff Highlight - December 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Staff Highlight

Reuben Bowen

Ruben Bowen- Youth Development Specialist

In the fall of 2017, I decided I needed to move on from Fast-Food so I applied here at the Club. I was hired and then assigned to the third grade group, and those poor kids were never able to get rid of me. I would be moved to the 4th & 5th grade after about a year and would follow my first group of kids. Now I am in the Teen group with some of the same kids, I had almost three years ago.

My favorite activities are the slow, relaxed ones like coloring pages and rocks. I can recall several conversations I’ve had with kids while coloring and drawing. Those conversations would build a strong foundation of trust between us. I see those kids now, and I can hardly wait to read about their accomplishments later in life when I’m old.

When I am not here at the club working, I am at the High School working on something for one of the several extra-curriculars I’m associated with. (Choir, Newspaper, Book Club, etc.)

In the rare occasion I do have some free time, I’m usually reading, listening to music, or hanging out with my friends.

I owe a lot to the Boys & Girls Club and all of the opportunities and experiences they have given me in the last few years.