Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield CEO Adam Rodgers was recognized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Area Council Leadership as Massachusetts’ 2023 Chief Executve Officer of the Year. Having received this award, he will now go on to be considered for the next highest award across all Clubs within the northeast region of the United States.
Under Adam’s leadership, the Clubs serve over 500 children a day and last year served over 8,000 youth. They operate 2 clubhouses, 11 licensed after school programs, a teen center, and an outdoor pool. They have increased Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) classes from teaching children how to 3D print to learning financial literacy. They hired mental health case workers from youth development professionals to licensed clinicians who work one on one with our most vulnerable young people.
Adam commented “I sincerely believe the Clubs have to be part of the social safety net of the community to effectively create great futures and I am proud that we are about to do that in our service area.”
This work has not gone unnoticed, during Adam’s tenure the Clubs have received Bridgestone Tires Driving Great Futures Award for program quality and increased attendance at our Clubs, the Catalyst for Change Club Advocacy Champion Award for advocacy of youth issues in the state and region, the Massachusetts Creator Award for Civic Engagement, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Yankee Chapter award for e-gaming programming, the Silver Lining Award through the New England Employee Benefits Council for our efforts during the pandemic, and the Board of Directors received the League of Eagles award by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their level of involvement.
“I am deeply grateful for this recognition, and also see it as a representation of all the amazing work our staff puts in every day to make our clubs as successful as possible,” states Adam Rodgers. “We are incredibly proud of the quality services and programs we provide to our community, and that wouldn’t be possible without the incredible effort of everyone on the team.”