Empowering Central Iowa Youth

March 22, 2022

For Human Resource Generalist Jarvis Williams being a member of the Great Futures Society and mentoring applicants for Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa (BGCCI) Youth of the Year is more than just something on his to-do list.

“I enjoy the opportunity to give back and this program allowed for that opportunity,” Jarvis said. “It’s really cool to hear the kids talk about how supported the club makes them feel and that they have a space where they’re able to open up and gain more friends.”

Every year the BGCCI awards one student with the Youth of the Year scholarship, the premier recognition program that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Club members. The award entails a competition where students compose essays and a speech detailing their Club experience, personal brand and plan for the future. As a member of BGCCI’s Great Futures Society, Jarvis gives his time to mentor scholarship applicants and prepare them for the final competition.

“Being able to mentor the kids and seeing the impact is awesome. Helping them complete the process, you get to hear their story and help translate it into a complete application,” Jarvis adds.

Merchants was proud to sponsor this year’s Youth of the Year program. For more information visit https://www.bgcci.org/youthoftheyear. The BGCCI also has various ways to get involved! To see the available opportunities visit their website.