Often times the Club provides those extra opportunities kids and teens need to be successful. For Clint Emens, the Club and the people in it helped him graduate high school and move on to serve our country.
Clint was one of the first ever attendees at Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley when they opened the doors to a small, one-room clubhouse in Yerington. He was just six. He frequently attended Power Hour for help on his homework, and quickly bonded with Travis Crowder, the Club’s CPO. He also became good friends with many of the staff he saw through his 12 years at the Club.
“He would always let me help out to keep myself out of trouble,” Clint said. “The staff at the Club were always there to help me no matter what the issue was.”
When Clint became a Teen member, he joined the volunteer Keystone Club, which he says taught him how to give back. He worked at the Take One Movie Theater, now The Yerington Movie House, which gave him job experience and leadership skills. Clint is also a graduate of the Leaders in Training program. He says all of his involvement helped him when he joined the army after school to serve his country.
Clint is now an active member of the National Guard, and attends Truckee Meadows Community College. After he gets his associates, he plans to attend the University of Nevada to get his degree in Civil Engineering.