Scott Monnett, president of the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County, says “We are serving 43 percent more youth than we were one year ago.” Teen membership is up 106 percent and outreach to other nonmember youth in the community is at an all-time high. As a result, 100 percent of Club members graduated on time, compared to 76.4 percent of their non-member peers. Further, 93 percent of all members have demonstrated grade improvement as a result of the Power Hour & Reading Programs.
“It is my goal and passion to ensure our youth have the support and education they need to provide a positive future,” said Monnett
Monnet is a member of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee, the Mayors Community Response Council, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Club Advocacy Task Force, Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, the Black-on-Black Crime Task Force. He is also the chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Not for Profit Council.
Get to Know Scott:
What is your go-to coffee order?
Black coffee with just a bit of sugar.
Who had the biggest impact on your life?
It would be tough for me to say who; it’s all the kids that I have had the opportunity to influence throughout my career, through the work that I do. Seeing kids who have grown to successful adults, now, it’s just extremely rewarding.