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Brigade CORPs – Club of Rising Professionals



The Brigade CORPs is a group of young professionals like YOU who are passionate about giving back to the community and significantly impacting the lives of “Our Kids.”

Apply your professional expertise and drive to support the Brigade Boys & Girls Club by:
  • Advancing advocacy and awareness
  • Filling a leadership role
  • Contributing diverse and innovative ideas
  • Providing financial support
  • Cultivating a fun and rewarding environment for Brigade CORPs and Club members
 

Involvement Opportunities

Whether volunteering at Club events, networking with other philanthropic-minded professionals, heading up an established committee, or initiating a fundraiser, your involvement will assure continued sustainability and growth of BBGC programming. You’ll help to both motivate and support your community’s most valuable resource: “Our Kids.”

Committees

Program Development: The diverse range of after-school and summer programs is the life-blood of BBGC. As a member of this committee you will develop and implement quarterly volunteer events for CORPs members to participate in and to have a direct impact on Club youth. Each category contributes to enriching the lives of Club youth:
  • Character and Leadership Development
  • Education and Career Development
  • Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
  • Health and Life Skills
  • Resource Development
  • The Arts
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As a CORPs member you will:
  • Increase the positive impact of the Brigade CORPs’ efforts on Brigade Boys & Girls Club youth by supporting existing programs and developing new ones
  • Develop and implement quarterly volunteer events to increase Brigade CORPs membership and participation
  • Develop strategies to increase the number of mentors and volunteers for BBCG youth
  • Support existing events:
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • Field Day
    • Fall Festival
    • Career Day
    • Thanksgiving Dinner
    • Holiday Party


CORPs Development: Your involvement strengthens Brigade CORPs leadership and assures organizational stability and consistency while cultivating CORPs leaders of the future. As a member of the CORPs Membership Committee, you will:
  • Develop strategies to identify future Brigade CORPs members
  • Help strengthen the leadership of the CORPs to ensure a strong organization that will provide consistency and leadership into the future
 

“Volunteering at Brigade is one of the most meaningful parts of my life here in Wilmington. I truly feel I’m helping to make a positive difference in the lives of our area’s youth. Whether it’s spending time out on the soccer field, mentoring one individual, or talking with a group of Club members, I know I’m part of something special. I’m part of an organization that provides these kids with enriching experiences that can help them stay on a positive path, one that will lead them to be successful adults and engaged citizens.

 Jeremy Wilson, Past CORPs Vice Chair

 

 

Resource Development: Without the generous contributions of local, regional, and national donors BBCG programming would languish. As a member of the CORPs Resource Development Committee, you will:

    • Diversify and increase financial contributions that fund Brigade Boys & Girls Club programming
    • Identify prospective partnerships with local business, civic, and non-profit organizations
    • Organize and implement fundraisers
    • Provide day-of-event assistance
    • Serve on event sub-committees such as:
    • 10 Day Challenge (May 14-23, 2018)
    • Brigade Bash on the Battleship (October 20, 2018)
 



Our CORPs Leadership Team

Steve Westbrook, President

Devon Hailey, Vice Chair

Brooke Johnson, Vice Chair

Julia Wessell, Vice Chair

Brittany Parish, Secretary

John Anderson

Sarah Andrews

Lindsey Bradley

Caleb Churchwell

Taylor Cromartie

Aris DurJava

Lettie Gore

Erika Jones

Michelle MacKay

Suraiya Motsinger

Kelly Putruska

Susan Oehler

Thomas Varnum

Matt Weissman

 



For more information on how to get involved, contact:

awatkins@brigadebgc.org