• Local Boys & Girls Clubs Director of Training Wins National Trainer of the Year Award

    Portage, IN - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is proud to announce that their Director of Training, Jonathon Young, has won the prestigious Trainer of the Year award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Trainers Initiative (NTI). Jonathon was recognized for his exceptional work in 2022, delivering high-quality trainings and making a significant impact on the organization and its employees.
    Jonathon's dedication to his work was reflected in his training of over 150 employees in CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and basic programming over the course of his first year. The nomination for this award was submitted by Kris Condon, Vice President of Club Services - a testament to the high regard in which Jonathon is held by his peers.
    As the winner of the Trainer of the Year award, Jonathon will receive a $1,000 prize for his organization, an engraved plaque, and a $150 NTI Trainer Store Gift. Additionally, he was recognized at the NTI Reception during the National Conference, which took place from May 3rd-5th in Orlando, Florida.
    "We are thrilled to see Jonathon recognized for his outstanding work as Director of Training," said Mike Jessen, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. "His contributions to our organization have been invaluable, and we are proud to have him on our team. This award is a testament to his hard work and dedication to improving the lives of the youth in our community."
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana provides a safe, positive, and engaging environment for children to learn, grow, and develop. With programs and activities focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana serves over 5,000 children and teens each year.
    About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for over 60 years. Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and the summer. Annual membership is only $40.00. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact your local Club by calling (219) 764-2582 or visiting bgcgreaternwi.org. Great Futures Start HERE.

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