Our mission statement is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
To serve the most youth possible with excellent staff and programs.
Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence
- Provide the youth in our community a safe environment and have a significant impact on their lives
- Uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially in overseeing our finances, collecting membership and participation data, being good stewards of the donor dollar and representing ourselves to the public
Places: A safe place to learn and grow where youth safety is our #1 priority. Staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks and mandatory abuse and neglect training.
People: Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Mentoring is one way we achieve this.
Programs: Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Programming is continually being improved to assist our members develop and grow.
Meet The Leadership Team
Matt Von Schuch – President, Board Member since 2020
Helen Penrod - Vice President, Board Member since 2022
Athena Hess – Treasurer, Board Member since 2013
Joel Francis – Secretary, Board Member since 2020
Art Hamilton - Member At Large, Board Member since 2017
Ralph Sampson, Jr
Sandra comes to the Club with over 20 years nonprofit experience ranging from corporate and foundation relations, donor research, grant writing, annual fund and capital campaigns. Most recently, she was Director of Organizational Sustainability at a local social enterprise. Sandra holds a Bachelors in English from University of Richmond and Masters in Organizational Leadership from Eastern Mennonite University.
(photo: Macson McGuigan)
Program Quality & Training Specialist
Callie has worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg Rockingham County for the past few years as both a county and city school Unit Director. She has worked in elementary-aged program development for 7 years. She has a Masters in Human Service Counseling and Life Coaching. She has led group leadership and staff trainings in a variety of contexts in the past three years. She now focuses on program and staff development for all of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Club sites.
Director of Operations
Matt is a graduate of West Virginia University and a graduate of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Advanced Leadership Program. For the last 12 years Matt has worked in the youth development field. He spent 8 of those years as the Unit Director and Rural Outreach Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Maryland. He has also served as Director of Operations at Fort Ritchie Community Center and as the Extended Learning Coordinator at Fulks Run Elementary School.
Director of Engagement
Stephanie has worked in nonprofit educational settings for almost 30 years. Her experience is in secondary and higher ed admissions, financial aid, marketing, enrollment, and fundraising. She most recently served at Cornerstone Christian School as the Director of Development where she was responsible for fundraising, event planning, working with new families in the enrollment process and marketing. She has her undergraduate degree from JMU and masters from Liberty University.