The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is pleased to announce Justin Duran has been appointed branch director of the Club's mary Ellen and Robert McKee Branch, which is located in Fountain Hills. Duran has been working for the Club for fifteen years, and both attended and volunteered at the Club as a teen.
In his new role, his responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the branch, supervising the full-time management team, and setting the vision and direction for the branch
"We are very happy to have Justin step into this role on our team, " said Steve Davidson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. "His skills and experience has been and will continue to be a tremendous asset to our organization."
During his time with the Club, most recently at the Virginia G. Piper branch, Duran assisted in the development and creation of curriculum for the Primal Education program with the AmenZone Foundation, as well as assisted in the marketing of it. In addition, he co-founded the first-ever summer basketball league for the organization in recent years and is among the highest individual fundraisers for the organization’s tax credit program.
Duran earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Northern Arizona University. He is a member of both the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arizona and Boys & Girls Clubs of America professional associations, respectively.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater ScottsdaleCelebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2014, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale empowers 17,800 youth of all ages and backgrounds to develop the qualities needed to reach their full potential as productive, responsible citizens. The Club provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and athletics, and over 100 high-impact youth development programs during critical non-school hours. Clubs are located in cities and on Native American lands in the greater Scottsdale area and promote academic success, positive character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit www.bgcs.org.