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Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

At Club, our youth find a place where they feel valued and understood.

Club youth develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected to one or more peer adults, as well as peers. Youth are accepted for who they are and encouraged to do their best.

Serving Over 1,000 Youth in the Wooster Community Since 2014.

Safe, Positive Environment

Club staff, facilities, program and age-appropriate settings create stability and a sense of physical and emotional safety for members. The Club provides structure and clearly defines acceptable behaviors.

Fun

The Club provides a place for young people to learn, play and grow. Games, activities and peer interactions keep the atmosphere fun and light. Educational games and group activities help make learning fun

Opportunities, Expectations + Recognition

Club youth acquire physical, social, technological, artistic and life skills. Staff members establish and reinforce high expectations and help young people do well in school. The Club recognizes and supports self-worth and accomplishments, and showcases young people’s achievements.

Meet Our Staff

Jon Hutchison

Executive Director

hutchison.j@bgcwooster.org

About Jon

Jon Hutchison was appointed Executive Director in 2021. He previously served as Site Director at Edgewood Middle School. Jon has two master’s degrees, both dealing with youth and families. His passion for working with teens is based around them developing and reaching their full potential and developing the social and emotional skills to succeed.

Caitlin Petit

Director of Operations

petit.c@bgcwooster.org

About Caitlin
Caitlin joined the team in November 2021, bringing with her nearly a decade of experience in working with nonprofits of all sizes, each focusing on providing services to youth in a variety of out-of-school settings. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education that she earned from the University of Dayton. Caitlin previously worked with BGCW in 2014-2017 as our Program Director during which she would oversee our Edgewood after school program and summer camp. In 2017 she moved to Cincinnati where, most recently, she worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. Her time with BGCGC was where she gained a great deal of knowledge and a passion for Club safety and staff development. She is thrilled to be back in her new role as Director of Operations.

Ericka Barr

Office Manager

barr.e@bgcwooster.org

Seth Green

Edgewood Site Director

330-988-1616
green.s@bgcwooster.org

About Seth

Seth Green is a Program Coordinator at Edgewood Boys & Girls. Seth has worked for BGCW in many capacities, he began with the movement for 4 years serving as a youth development professional, a summer camp counselor and now as a program coordinator. Seth is a recent graduate of College of Wooster.

Audrey Fry

Teen Center Site Director

330-988-1616
fry.a@bgcwooster.org

About Audrey
Audrey Fry is the current Site Director at Wooster High School, Teen Center of Boys & Girls Club of Wooster. Audrey has worked in a few different capacities during her time with Boys & Girls Club. She has worked in the capacity of an after-school tutor, a program coordinator, and eventually took over the position as the Teen Center Site Director. Her job entails managing the staff employed with the Teen Center, and supporting all programming including education and homework assistance. Programs range in the form of developing members into productive, caring citizens to career development and workforce readiness. Audrey will be involved in developing Project Learn, an academic-based program for the high school students who are served at her site. Her role is to recruit and retain quality educational instructors, as well as consistently report and record data related to Club member’s grades, attendance, and discipline referrals during the school day. As a school-based site one of BGCW’s key outcome areas is education, and it is Audrey’s duty to ensure a high-quality program.

Ana Mummert

Edgewood Program Coordinator

mummert.a@bgcwooster.org

Jenni Szafranski

Edgewood Program Coordinator

szafranski.j@bgcwooster.org

Meet Our Board

Susan Meade

Susan Meade

President

Andy Badertscher

Andy Badertscher

1st VP/Treasurer

Brad Gowins

Brad Gowins

2nd VP

Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Secretary

Scott Rotolo

Scott Rotolo

Immediate Past-President

Jill Hartmann

Jill Hartmann

Bobbi Douglas

Bobbi Douglas

Sarah Dunlap

Sarah Dunlap

Jeff Musselman

Jeff Musselman

Barb Knapic

Barb Knapic

David Reynolds

David Reynolds

Julie Ertl

Julie Ertl

Sue Smail

Sue Smail

Steve Shapiro

Steve Shapiro