This month was my turn to select one of my sites to do a spotlight on. I couldn’t think of anyone better to do a spotlight on than Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond’s new Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Chevonne Booker. Chevonne is a special spotlight not only because she is a new employee of one of our partner organizations, but because she used to attend one of Metro Richmond’s clubs when she was growing up. Chevonne attended the Westend Club daily for much of her life when she was younger. Now, it’s great to see Chevonne, one of the club’s own, get the opportunity to continue her career with the organization she grew up with.
Get to know a little more about Chevonne:
What made you get involved in youth development?
As an alumna of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, I know the impact the staff had on my life growing up, so I wanted to do the same for someone else. I worked at the Club one summer while on summer break from college, and when I graduated, they offered me a part-time job as a summer counselor. I gradually worked my way up to a full-time position over the years.
Briefly discuss your Badges for Baseball Program:
Our Badges for Baseball program is set to begin Saturday, May 10th, which we have partnered with the Richmond Police Department.
What is your greatest attribute that makes you successful at what you do?
My youthfulness, being young, athletic, relatable, fun and outgoing helps when working with youth. The kids love to challenge me in different sports but especially basketball since they know I played in college.
Recall an interesting story or fact about yourself that most people wouldn’t know:
As I mentioned, I’m an alumna of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, which most wouldn’t know that I started coming to the club when I was 5 years old.
We are excited to work with Chevonne and to continue to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond.