Sabrina Walker-Hernandez from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley has recently completed all requirements for induction into the Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals.

The Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s strategic initiative, which helps Clubs expand their youth development capacity, while recognizing the value of career and professional development. The Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals offers Club professionals an opportunity to participate in a competency-based training and recognition program aimed at helping Clubs attract, train and retain top professionals.

Membership in the Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals is open to all full-time Boys & Girls Club employees with one or more years of employment. To earn Academy awards employees must have a four-year degree or comparable work experience. Applicants also must complete 10 hours of Boys & Girls Club training.

Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer has completed all requirements for induction into the Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals at the Distinguished Member level the Executive Level.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Academy, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV prides itself in training its professional staff to benefit the youth of Edinburg,” said Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV.

As a recognized leader in the Boys & Girls Club Movement, Sabrina Walker-Hernandez exemplifies professional excellence in the ever-changing, increasingly complex and competitive non-profit environment. She is the only Boys & Girls Club professional in the Southwest Region who has distinguished membership at all three levels of the Academy- Youth Development, Management & Executive.

The Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community for 38 years, providing daily programs and services to over 19,00 young people. During the school year the Club is open Monday to Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career enhancement, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV or to make a contribution, call 383-2582, Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer or log onto www.edinburgkids.com. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is a proud City of Edinburg partner and a United Way of South Texas agency.