Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier has announced the appointment of Warrenton native Jeremy Bland as the new director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier. Bland is a lifelong Fauquier resident who attended Bradley Elementary, Taylor Middle and Fauquier High schools. He earned a degree in hospitality and tourism management from Virginia Tech.
Bland was a BGCF volunteer in 2017, which led to a position as a youth development professional and mentor with the organization. Bland was founder of the BGCF Virtual Clubhouse; he has been an academics assistant, Passport 2 Manhood program facilitator, and member of the summer camp planning team.
Bland said, “The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier -- to help youth, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults -- speaks to me because I am from this community and I know what we can accomplish when we all work together toward a common goal for our kids and their future.
“My vision for the club,” he said, “is to make it a safe and fun place for youth outside of school and to offer activities that are ‘fun with purpose’ -- and that purpose is our mission.”