Four months after accepting the resignation of previous head Liz Smith, The Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods has named Monica Rose, who has served as Executive Director in the interim, as its new, permanent head. More in the press release below:
The Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods’ Governing Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Monica Rose to the position of Executive Director for the Club. “As a fifteen year veteran of our organization, Monica has a unique passion for our mission of empowering Humboldt County kids to become great citizens for the future,” said Board President Rodney Strom. “For four months she has done an outstanding job as Interim Executive Director during a challenging transition, facilitating the opening of new units in Mt. Shasta and Klamath, hiring and training their staffs, while keeping our existing programs fully staffed and functioning.”
Mrs. Rose has worked for the Club in several different positions, starting in 2001 as a hands-on staff member providing programs and activities for youth. After receiving her B.A. in Elementary Education in 2005, she was promoted to the position of Unit Director, overseeing both the Loleta and Eureka Clubhouse locations. Rose’s love and passion for Club Kids and for the organization’s mission continued to grow as she made the decision to stick with the Club, rather than perusing a teaching career.
In 2011, she was promoted to the role of Area Director, in charge of programs and operations at all of BGCR’s site based locations. In the last two years she has partnered with three different communities to open summer satellite programs and has been instrumental in the expansion of the organization into McKinleyville, Klamath and Mt. Shasta.
Monica Rose has been with the Boys & Girls of the Redwoods for almost 16 consecutive years. “It is my honor to be selected as the new Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods,” said Rose. “Having worked on the programmatic side of the organization, I have seen the huge impact our Club has on youth and their families in our community. This is an amazing opportunity and I am excited to work directly with our Board Members, staff and volunteers to continue to meet the needs of the youth and families we work with.”
Monica resides in Eureka with her husband and two children. She is well known and liked by the youth, their families, staff and volunteers. The Club currently serves close to four thousand youth in three different counties. All of its locations focus on the three priority outcomes of Academic Success, Health and Life Skills, and Good Character and Citizenship. It is committed to ensuring that all youth have access to high quality programs and activities at a low cost for families of $50 per child per year. In order to make all of this possible the Club relies heavily on fundraising events, individual and business donations and grants.