Megan Sweeney Joins Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich as VP of Administration

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Jenny Byxbee, Greenwich Youth Services Coordinator and Megan Sweeney at the GHS cheerleaders fashion show fundraiser, 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager

Sweeney Named Vice President of Administration at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Sweeney as the Vice President of Administration.

Megan arrives just in time for the start up the summer camp season. In her new role, she will oversee the day to day operations of the Club ensuring that the children in Greenwich who need us most have a first-class experience.

Megan Sweeney holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Boston College and a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in children and families from Fordham University.

Megan Sweeney makes her way to the finish line at Muddy Up 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Megan Sweeney made her way to the finish line at Muddy Up 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

She is a native of Greenwich, raised her two children in town and the Boys & Girls Club played a big part in the lives of her brothers as they were growing up.  She has more than 20 years experience in the nonprofit field working for several area agencies including Family Centers Inc, Kids in Crisis, Domestic Violence Crisis Center and the State of CT Department of Social Services.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich CEO Bobby Walker, Jr. said the Club is excited to add Sweeney to its leadership team.

“Megan’s proven expertise at running programs alongside her passion for helping under served youth in Greenwich will help the Club grow and improve its services to the community,” Mr. Walker said.

Sweeney’s earliest priorities include oversight of the Club’s summer camp programs. Summer camp is open from June 27 to August 26 for youth aged 6 through 15 through three different camp opportunities.

Camp Simmons, an Outdoor Adventure Camp is located on 77 acres of wilderness on Lake Avenue for 6-12 year old’s and features swimming, archery and boating, as well as other special events. The Clubhouse Camp, for 6-12 year old’s, offers a multi-sport court, soccer field, swimming, arts and crafts, technology, and other activities along with free breakfast and lunch.

The Teen Camp (ages 13-15) incorporates time at the Boys and Girls Club facilities, as well as offsite activities. Camp is available for as little as one week or for the entire season at $150 a week. All families who live or work in Greenwich are eligible to register for summer camp. Families in need may apply to Care 4 Kids for financial assistance to attend Camp.

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, or to register for summer camp, go to www.bcbg.org or call (203)869-3224.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich fulfills its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing affordable programs in five core areas of youth development: Academic Success; Good Character and Leadership; Healthy Lifestyles; the Arts and Media; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich provides a safe place for community youth to participate in programs and services that instill a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

The club offers children ongoing supportive relationships with peers and caring, professional adults. Graduating high school seniors who exemplify the good character of Boys & Girls Club participants are eligible to apply for college scholarships.

Founded in 1910, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is part of a nationwide movement of community-based organizations, which collaborate with Boys &  Girls Club of America to help youth develop the qualities needed to become leaders. Although affiliated with the national organization, BGCG has its own programs, Board of Directors and fundraising responsibilities.


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