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Boys & Girls Home Reports Success; New President

Good news from Boys and Girls Homes. There have been no cases of COVIC-19 on the campus and Mason Smith, Director of Civic Club Relations, reports all 29 campus residents and staff are ‘safe and healthy.’ The Lake Houses, which are comprised of teen Moms and their babies, number 10. Across
North Carolina there are 149 children residing in foster care supported by Boys & Girls Homes.

The campus school, Thomas Academy, began the school year with a hybrid teaching schedule, whereby, approximately half of the students are learning remotely while the other half spend 1 to 2 days in class combined with remote learning for the remainder of the week. To aid in this hybrid instruction, Chromebooks were donated to all high school and middle school students by Technology for the Future, a non-profit based in High Point. Having access to this technology will ensure that all students will have the necessary means for virtual learning.

Boys and Girls Homes announced Ricky Creech will begin October 1st as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Boys and Girls Homes. Ricky Creech currently serves as President and CEO of Southstone Behavioral Health Center in Ringold, Virginia. He previously served as CEO of Buckhorn Children and Family Services and is an ordained minister. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Fire Academy. Additionally, he received his Associate of Arts degree from North Greenville University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University. He also holds a Certificate in Theology and a Masters in Social Work from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has numerous continuing education certifications ranging from counseling individuals encountering abuse and/or neglect and disaster planning. At his introductory event, Ricky stated “While celebrating the past, we must do so with a vision of the future that will allow us to expand services and programs, continue to strengthen and increase our business partners and donors, utilize the gift of volunteer service, and leverage the wisdom and skills of an incredible board of directors and staff team with the focus of maximizing our greatest potential in living out the mission, vision and values of B&GH for many more years to come.”

He and his wife, Donna, have three grown daughters. On behalf of Harriett and myself, thank you for your continued support. NCDE Civitans have always responded to the cries of children in need. We appreciate all past support to the children at Boys and Girls Homes and ask for continued help
this upcoming year if you are able. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or needs.–Yours in Civitan, Audrey Dail & Harriett Covington

Harriett Covington – harriettcovington@gmail.com
Audrey Dail – murphieatduke@yahoo.com

-By Audrey Dail, Boys & Girls Home District Co-Chair

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