Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Sports Lessons Come Full Circle

Sports Lessons Come Full Circle

Josh’s initial fellowship project didn’t turn out as he had planned, but ended in success. Learn how he applied lessons from sports to pivot his work and coordinate a successful sports clinic for youth.

Winning Isn’t Everything: Lessons from Sport

Winning Isn’t Everything: Lessons from Sport

Josh reflects on his personal journey to sports, athletic mentorship, and character development in relation to his work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.

Building Confidence and Healthy Lifestyles One Splash at a Time

Building Confidence and Healthy Lifestyles One Splash at a Time

Though drowning is the second leading cause of death in youth 14 and younger, many young people have never taken swim lessons. Joie talks about her experience piloting the Michael Phelps Swim School at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa this summer. 

An Oasis of Health & Wellness for Youth: Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

An Oasis of Health & Wellness for Youth: Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

In Iowa, one in eight people are hungry. Joie explores the issues of food deserts and shares a few supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa provides its Club families. Read more.

Service in Support of Service: Youth Volunteerism in Des Moines

The focus of my Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) summer fellowship was to revitalize youth volunteerism within Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa (BGCCI). In other words, and stick with me here, I was brought on to help more young people help more other people in more ways.