Boys & Girls Club recognizes staff for years of service

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota hosted the 2022 Service to Youth Staff Recognition Luncheon on March 23rd at the College of Saint Benedict Gorecki Center. Collectively, more than 166 years of service to youth were recognized at this event.

“We are so proud of the incredible work our staff do to ensure our youth have the tools they need to be successful in life,” said President/CEO Mary Swingle. “To be able to recognize staff that have been at the Club, making a difference for 25+ years – they are impacting generations of youth!”

Please help us congratulate our staff for their years of service:

  • Celebrating 25 years: Christine Kustelski & Nikki Klehr
  • Celebrating 20 years: Pam Westergren
  • Celebrating 15 years: Tracy Beyer
  • Celebrating 10 years: Kristin Johnson & Brock Korbel
  • Celebrating 5 years: Dominique Hollomon & Natalie Carr

At the event, LaJune Moldaschel received the Kaia Huntington Spirit of Service Award in recognition for the incredible work she has done to elevate the Club’s Storm After School Program at Sauk Rapids Middle School.

Sylvia Krecklau received an Outstanding Service to Youth Award in recognition for her efforts above and beyond the call of duty throughout the pandemic. Sylvia supported and managed multiple sites throughout distance and hybrid learning, and she now serves as the senior site manager at the Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club.

Kaylee Egbers also received an Outstanding Service to Youth Award in recognition of her hard work serving as the Kennedy KIDSTOP interim site manager. Kaylee worked many 12-hour days throughout this time to ensure youth had a positive experience at KIDSTOP during this transition period.

Boys & Girls Club’s 2006 Youth of the Year Stephany Osuji-Carpenter gave her testimonial as the keynote speaker. She shared the many little moments throughout her childhood experience at the Club that staff provided to instill in her the resources she needed to be successful. These moments added up to big moments in her life: graduation from high school and college, marriage and the birth of her first child. Seemingly small moments of mentorship from a Club staff can and do change lives!

Thanks to our wonderful staff for helping build great futures for youth like Stephany!