The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the arrival of the Club’s Executive Director, Tod Van Eyken. Serving as the Interim Executive Director at the Milford Club, Tod brings with him a wealth of business experience as a former executive with a Fortune 500 organization. Chosen for his ability to facilitate personnel development, mentoring and leadership development in the corporate world, The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will look to expand its services and outreach to the community under his direction.
Born and raised in New York, Tod graduated from Duke University in 1985 and made a living for the next 27 years in Corporate America. Working in sales management and team development, Mr. Van Eyken worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Procter & Gamble, Clorox and Target. His strength and ability to encourage and develop the full potential of others around him contributed to his success in the corporate world and will serve as a useful tool for the Milford Boys & Girls Club.
“My corporate background in talent assessment and talent development will help strengthen the club,” commented Van Eyken when asked about how his experiences will best serve the Club. “but also my experience of being a parent of three myself has given me an empathy for the parents and kids that are part of the Boys and Girls Club.”
One of Mr. Van Eyken’s immediate objectives for the Club is to strengthen the partnership between the Milford School District and the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club. He is looking to engage children that cannot visit the Club, located off of Airport Road, at their school through onsite programs. Mr. VanEyken stresses that the importance of exposing kids to the Boys & Girls Club support system is greater than the name on the building.
“Funding for schools are down and we want to be able to expose these kids to arts, technology and sports,” commented Van Eyken. “The Boys and Girls Club will be there to replace these structured programs for the schools if the need is there.”
On Thursday, October 18 The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will be having a kickoff event for the school year as they highlight their after school program. The event, which will be held at the Club from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, will celebrate the Boys & Girls Club’s after-school homework help program, “Power Hour,” and the daily programs that help their youth become productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
“At the end of the day it is all about how we at the Boys and Girls Club impact the kids and the community we serve,” commented Van Eyken. “My job is to have the right team in place to help and inspire these kids.”