Alumni & Friends Club

Alumni & Friends Club


It is estimated that in the U.S. there are 16 million people who are Boys & Girls Club alumni. If you were a Club kid, join the Alumni & Friends Club, and help Boys & Girls Clubs of America strengthen our network of advocates for young people. Who better to help inspire the current and future generations of Boys & Girls Club kids than those who have once walked in their shoes? Sign up today and impact a kid's life forever!

Alumni Spotlight

From a young boy with nowhere to call home, to a young man who is helping clients purchase new homes, Dalton Bousman has accomplished a lot in his 22 years! Dalton moved many times during his childhood, until 2004 when his mother moved him and his brother to Cedar Rapids and he found the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids.

When asked how the Club impacted his life, Dalton shared how the Club provided him with the stability and consistency he needed to help him stay on task and in school so he could graduate from high school. There were caring adults at the Club who wanted only the best for him. They were like second parents, making sure he completed his homework on time and stayed out of trouble. Dalton also met other kids at the Club who he has continued to stay in touch with after high school.
Dalton also shared how the Club gave him valuable work opportunities, first through the Junior Staff program and after high school becoming a part time staff while he attended Kirkwood Community College. Also, through the Club’s partnership with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), Dalton interned at TFS as he continued working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing at Mount Mercy University. Dalton is now slated to receive his degree from Mount Mercy in December, 2016.  

We are proud to see how far Dalton has come since joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids in 2004! We look forward to watching his new career in real estate unfold as he begins the next chapter of his life as a realtor for Iowa Realty. If you’d like to follow along with his career, you can follow his real estate team’s Facebook page, Dalton and Brandon - Iowa Realty.

In Their Words

In the video below, we interviewed some of our past Youths of the Year and asked them to describe the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids has had on their lives!

Join Today!

If you were a Club member, in Cedar Rapids or anywhere across the nation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids would like to hear your story! Contact Sarah Hoeger at shoeger@bgccr.org to find out how you can connect with our Clubs and inspire current Club members.
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    Taryn (Cronbaugh) Kurth
    Club Member 1996 - 2005

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    Stacey Walker
    Club Member 1994 - 2006

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    Jeffrey Chambers
    Club Member 2007 - 2013

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    Dalton Bousman
    Club Member 2004 - 2013

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    Mykala McGraw
    Club Member 2008 - 2015

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    Natalie Barnes
    Club Member 2012 - 2015

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