Elizabeth R. | Bob Bove Branch
A senior at Agua Fria High School, Elizabeth R. is a proud member of the Bob Bove Branch in Avondale. Elizabeth is known for service and leadership at her Club, from helping younger members learn to read and complete their homework to helping staff members clean up after activities. To Elizabeth, volunteering at the Club is just as fun as attending as a member!
Elizabeth and her sisters moved in with their aunt in 2021, who signed them up for the Club. The Club quickly emerged as Elizabeth’s constant sanctuary. She was shy when she first joined, but the staff and other teen members quickly made the Club feel like a second home filled with lasting relationships and opportunities.
Elizabeth hopes to turn her passion for helping kids find new and exciting ways to learn into a career as a second-grade teacher. From an early age, Elizabeth experienced frequent transition and found herself responsible for the safety and well-being of her two younger sisters. Her sisters have also inspired her to become a teacher and make a positive impact on the education of young people like them. She strives to be an example for kids, teaching the importance of setting goals and that hard work and dedication can help achieve them.
Q: Where do you think you would be without the Boys & Girls Club?
Without Boys & Girls Club, I would be nowhere. My Club shaped me to who I am today. The advice I would give young people joining the Club is that you get opportunities to do amazing things like visit other Clubs and events like Nascar. The Club is the most fun place I’ve been, and the people are amazing.
Q: If you won $100,000 today, what would you do with your winnings?
I would put it aside for my two sisters for college and help them achieve their dreams and careers.
Q: What’s your favorite quote or saying?
"Don’t wish for it, work for it.”
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