Q. How long have you been going to the Tolleson Branch?
A. I’ve been coming to the Boys and Girls club for about four years now. I was 10 when I first started coming to the club. My favorite rotation was the gym, because I like to run around and play competitive games.
Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club?
A. I’m apart of Keystone. Keystone makes me feel important because I feel like I’m actually doing something. We get to give back to the back to the community and that always feels rewarding. I’m also involved with Homework Buddies, where we help the younger member of the club with their homework while at the club.
Q. How has the Club helped you in other aspects of your life – school, at home, sports?
A. My social life, I’ve made a lot of friends. Some of my best friends I have made here at the club. I have also learned patience when working with the little kids.
Q. What advice would you give to younger kids about succeeding in life?
A. Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you want to do. Don’t let anything hold you back from your dreams.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about attending the Club?
A. I like hanging out with friends and the staff. I’ve made so many friends here and staff here is really helpful. They help me with my homework and are always there when I need advice.
Q. What would you be doing if you didn’t have the Club?
A. I would be staying at home. I would probably be bored and sleep a lot.
Q. What are your plans for the future?
A. I plan on going to college and do something in the medical field, most likely nursing. I really like helping people. I also enjoy blood and guts.
Craig Beasley is a freshman at Tolleson High School and attends Woodrow C. Scoutten Branch /Tolleson Branch.