“Coming to Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club every day does not feel like work. It is a fun, exciting and fast-paced environment and I have always loved working with children.”
– Ashley Quan, Wagner Family Art Director, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club
At Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club, Ashley Quan is a trusted mentor that members look forward to seeing every day. As the Wagner Family Art Director, she leads and provides instruction to members in the visual arts. Ashley is also the Summer Camp Director leading the robust team of staff that facilitate programs at the Club throughout the summer. Get to know her in this month’s BGCB Employee Spotlight:
Hometown: Belmont, Massachusetts
Favorite Food: Pasta and Seafood
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Last Books You Read: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon and Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Top Weekend Activity: When I am not coaching softball, I enjoy going to different Mommy and Me classes with my daughter who will be three in March. We attend art classes, music classes, swim lessons, and yoga. We enjoy going to different attractions around Boston as well.
In Her Own Words:
What has your path to your current role at BGCB looked like?
In 2013, while I was still in college, I was an art therapy intern working in the art room and running different groups with the social worker. I also worked one on one with a member once a week, facilitating art therapy workshops. In 2014, I became the Art Assistant. In 2016 I became the Wagner Family Art Director.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Coming to Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club every day does not feel like work. It is a fun, exciting, and fast-paced environment and I have always loved working with children. I love watching the children grow over the years, and while they may not always want to participate in art programs, members will always come to the art room to stop by, say hello, and just catch up.
What do you like most about BGCB?
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston provides opportunities for professional development and leadership opportunities within the Club. While I hold the Art Director role, I am also the Summer Camp Director, and I appreciate that I am able to conduct my programming as freely as I choose to.
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs.