Greenwich Boys & Girls Club will host Junior Business Leaders on Monday evenings at the Clubhouse on Horseneck Lane. Program founder Keith Ward, Senior VP-Wealth Management Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and Boys Club Youth of the Year circa 1979, kicked off the program this past Monday.
BGCG Alumnus Phaethon Bolton will speak to Greenwich Boys & Girls Club members aka future professionals about their respective professional journeys on Monday, October 26 at 6:00pm at the Club.
Phaethon grew up at the Club in Greenwich, went to Brunswick, and attended Wake Forest University, where he fulfilled his dream of walking on and playing basketball for them. Phaethon now works for the NBA.
The purpose of the Junior Business Leaders program is to assist middle and high school age students with tools in career development, covering topics such as networking, interviewing, proper and tactful follow up and resume building. Speakers will talk about their careers and what helped them succeed at each meeting.
The program is open to community members in middle and high school. A BGCG Club Member ID or Middle School or High Student ID is required for admission.
Past speakers included:
- George Bodenheimer, Chairman of ESPN & ABC Sports
- Tom Scott, Founder of Nantucket Nectars, Plum TV and The Nantucket Project
- Sanjeev Mahara, MD Goldman Sachs, Merchant Bank
For a list of future speakers, please visit BGCG.org for details. Teens are encouraged to become Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members. BGCG members, ages 6-18, benefit from an array of programs including programs like Junior Business Leaders, Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, tutoring, swim lessons, outdoor adventures, homework help, summer camp and so much more. Annual membership is $35 for Greenwich residents and $135 for non Greenwich residents whose parents work in Greenwich.