Want to help?
Anyone interested in contributing to this year’s Y Club campaign, can donate online at www.yclub.org and click “Donate.” Checks made payable to State YMCA of Georgia can also be mailed to 2800 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA 30040.
A former school system leader has been tapped to oversee fundraising for Y Club across the state.
Paula Gault, who retired from her post as Forsyth County Schools superintendent in 2008, has been chosen by the State YMCA of Georgia to serve as finance chairwoman.
Gault said the position helps raise funds for Y Club organizations in middle and high schools throughout Georgia.
“It’s their campaign to raise funds once a year,” she said. “I was on the statewide board for a while. I’m no longer on the board, but they asked me if I would do this.
“I said sure because I was real involved with Y Club when I was growing up and it’s a wonderful organization.”
According to information from the organization, Y Clubs are “leadership development, service-oriented, faith-based school clubs for sixth-through 12th-grade students statewide.”
Members conduct monthly school and community service projects and participate in a variety of conferences geared toward government education and Christian character.
In Forsyth County, Y Clubs can be found at North and West Forsyth high schools, North Forsyth Middle School, and Horizon Christian Academy.
Proceeds from the local fundraising campaign will go toward assisting these clubs and starting new ones.
Gault said she has a long history with the organization, both as a student and later as an educator and superintendent.
“It really gave me, when I was in high school, some of my first leadership opportunities and so I’ve tried to support them through the years,” she said.
“It’s a great organization that’s benefitted a lot of our students over the years and I’m real proud to be a part of it.”