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Our Mission

To enable all young people 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.


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

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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

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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.

Jenni Szafranski

Director of Development

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Ericka Barr

Office Manager

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Bri Priest

Edgewood Site Director

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About Bri

Bri graduated with a bachelor’s in Sociology from Utah State University.

She began working with youth as a Registered Behavior Technician and found a passion for working with kids.

Excited to work with the youth at Edgewood and grow in experience and connection with the community.

Hannah Morber

Parkview Site Director

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About Hannah

Hannah joined the Boys & Girls Club of Wooster as the Parkview Elementary Site Director in 2024. She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education from Malone University and brings 5 years of teaching experience to BGCW. Using her education background, Hannah is eager to connect the youth and community in her position.

Kelly Murphy

Program Coordinator

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About Kelly

 and nowBorn and raised in Massillon, Ohio, Kelly graduated from Washington High School in 1992, excelling in English, Psychology, and extracurriculars like track, volleyball, and drama club. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of Wooster in 1997, she dedicated over a decade to mental health as a psychiatric case manager. Transitioning roles, she delved into retail management, while also founding and leading a nonprofit called Fishing’s Future, teaching fishing to families in Ohio. Now serving as a Program Coordinator at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Wooster, leveraging her social service experience to empower youth. Kelly resides in North Lawrence, Ohio, with her husband and two dogs. 

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