Barbara Herrington looks to make Boys & Girls Club a safe learning place for community
By Caitlin Boland

Above, Barbara Herrington is shown helping Ladanian Williams with his homework.
Barbara Herrington wants to make the Thomson-McDuffie County Boys & Girls Club into the best club it can be for the community.
Herrington, who is not originally from Thomson, began working for the Boys & Girls Club in August 2016. With her educational background in organizational management, Herrington’s career before the club was working within human resources.
“I did that for several years, and the last company I was at did some restructuring and I applied for this job,” Herrington said. “That’s how I ended up working for the Boys & Girls Club because of my background with organization and paperwork. I was able to get this director job.”
Herrington said she saw the advertisement and it was something different for her to take the next step in her career.
“I do like working with the children, and I felt that there is such a need to try to inspire the children and encourage them,” Herrington said. “I just wanted to try something different, so I ended up coming here.”
Herrington added that she does find the job a bit challenging, but the gratification is worth it.
“At the end of the day, I feel like I’m helping,” Herrington said.
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