UNION, NJ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Williams-Butts to their Board of Directors.

Brenda’s experience and skills will be instrumental in assisting Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County as we continue to increase awareness of our organization and seek new supporters. “I am delighted to welcome Brenda to our Board of Directors. Her expertise and resources will greatly benefit our organization and impact our members,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Brenda’s knowledge and dedication to youth will add value to our clubs and enhance our mission of bringing great programs to the youth of Union County.”

Ms. Williams-Butts is Vice President, Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion at New York Public Radio and has been with NYPR since 1996. In her various roles at NYPR, Ms. Williams-Butts has been responsible for outreach, community engagement and audience development. She also spearheaded WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the Apollo, which will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in January 2016. In 2009, Williams-Butts was named one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women.”

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“I’m thrilled to join the BGCUC Board of Directors and recognize the value of the Club and its vital importance to the community. I believe passionately in its mission and it is indeed my privilege to serve and help to make a significant difference in the communities we serve.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle. Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year. Aquatics instruction is available at our Union Club. Summer Camp Registration is open.

For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide.

Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.