Ferguson Boys & Girls Club Member Wins 2018 Joan Silber Award for Volunteerism & Leadership

Over 300 women from around the area supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) annual Table for Four lunch today at the Chase Park Plaza. 
During the event Danielle Kain, a member at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Ferguson Club received the Joan Ellyn Silber Award for Volunteerism and Leadership and a $1,000 scholarship. Dr. Silber’s brother and sister-in-law established the award and endowment to celebrate her being one of the organization’s most dedicated board members and supporters. Kain, 15 years old, has been a member for six years and notes the Club has always provided her with several opportunities to get involved and stay connected to her community. She won 3rd place in the Youth of the Year competition last year, winning a $1,000 scholarship; participated in the Music Studio program where she writes and performs songs around the area (including her recent track, “Confidence”) and, has spoken at several events sharing how the Boys & Girls Clubs has impacted her life. She is a freshman at MICDS and plans to be an Astrophysicist for NASA.  
The Table for Four attendees also enjoyed a panel discussion on “Phenomenal Women Changing the Narrative” featuring the BGCSTL 2018 Youth of the Year, Michaelmonique Mayo; Chris Miller, Partner at Husch Blackwell; Sandra Moore, Managing Director & Chief Impact Officer at Advantage Capital; and, Carol Weissman, Owner of Boardbuilders. Karen Drake, President of Drake Consulting & Coaching, LLC served as emcee.  
In its history, St. Louis area women leaders, the Table for Four committee and sponsors have raised over $300,000 to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis mission and the young women aided by its programs. Proceeds from this event support activities and experiences designed to help girls develop healthy lifestyles, positive self-esteem and make good decisions. Co-chairs for this year’s event are Melissa Grannum & Michele Sowers. 
For more information on how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is helping our community, visit www.bgcstl.org.
Photos courtesy of BFREE PAPARAZZI

About the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Grannemann Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club and Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club), within two High Schools (Normandy and Roosevelt High School) as well as five additional elementary schools through our Mentor St. Louis Program. The Clubs are open during hours that kids are most likely to need a safe place to go — after school and during summer. We are also a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
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