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Martinsville Bulletin: Building Leaders - New Boys & Girls Club director wants kids to feel safe, secure

Martinsville Bulletin: Building Leaders - New Boys & Girls Club director wants kids to feel safe, secure

June 28, 2017

By Amie Knowles

MARTINSVILLE – While she’s worked with children in the area for 11 years, Joanie Petty took on a new challenge this month as the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge.

The wife and mother of two boys hopes to promote a feeling of safety within the family-oriented non-profit organization, as she sees insecurity as one of the biggest hurdles affecting area youth.

“I think just our society in general is a struggle sometimes and there’s a lot of fear in the unknown and the world,” Petty said.

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