Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club Unit Director: Dan Curley
Dan Curley grew up playing sports at the eastside Boys & Girls Club. In 8th grade he played sports every day at the Club; it was a “home away from home,” and a great place to go afterschool. As Dan got older, he was considering going back to school to get his Master’s in physical education, but he needed more volunteer hours so he put his resume out to various organizations around Snohomish County, including BGCSC. He received a call from BGCSC about an athletic director’s position, when he was offered the position he was excited to take it. Dan has been with the Lake Stevens Club for five years; he started as the athletic director and has since moved into his current position as the unit director.
Dan is motivated by his vision of making the Club outstanding; he prides himself on building the Club to be what he knows it can be. He is strongly motivated by the interactions he makes every day with the kids. When Dan started the position he didn’t realize the impact a staff member can have on the lives of the kids. Now the most rewarding part of his job is being a role model in club kids’ lives. Dan gets excited about the sports programs that go on in the Club, and the newly created teen nights, which right now have about ten teens but hopefully will grow in time.
As the Lake Stevens Club grows, Dan would like to create and grow programs such as robotics, trade/career programs and the food program to increase the amount of snacks and meals the Club serves to members. These are areas where the Club could really make a positive impact on the community. Dan and his staff are working hard to create a positive environment for kids at the Lake Stevens Club.
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