When asked why she joined the Board of Directors, Tracy replied, "I believe strongly in supporting today's youth and helping to give them the tools they need to become successful adults. I believe the Boys and Girls Club gives them a strong support system and great mentors to help them achieve great success." Tracy feels the Boys & Girls Club gives the youth of Cedar Rapids a safe place to go, strong role models and mentors to help them. The Club also provides opportunities for the kids to experience events and activities that they may not have been able to see or do on their own.
Tracy recalls visiting the Polk site one evening shortly after joining the Board of Directors, where she saw and experienced first hand how the Club is making a big difference in the kids' lives. While she was there, she joined in with the after school activities and had dinner with the kids. During dinner, the kids were so open in sharing how much they enjoyed being at the Club and getting to eat dinner there.
We are so thankful for Tracy's commitment to the Club through all of the various committees she is a part of!