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February 26, 2014

Boys and Girls Club make N.H. special

Local Boys and Girls Clubs are kid magnets


He recalls the club in Virginia Beach embedded life lessons, about respect for others and respect for himself, that have lasted a lifetime.

“It was always a place to go where people cared,” said McLean, one of the first children to attend the Salem club. “They had my best interests at heart.”

Later, when he graduated college, the job offer came from the Derry club.

“I jumped at the opportunity,” he said.

Woodby encourages kids who are shy or apprehensive to give the club a try.

He said they will be welcomed by both members and staff.

“Really, this is the place to be,” Woodby said. “Once a kid finds out what he enjoys doing, he keeps coming back.”

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