My Kid’s Club Non-Profit Formed To Serve Johnston County Children

Selma – A new non-profit, My Kid’s Club, has been formed. It will assume all responsibilities of the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne/Johnston County in Selma.

The organizing partners are donors and board members of the former Boys & Girls Club entity, including Shirley Cohen, Leo Daughtry, Olivia Holding, Wendy Kelly, Durwood Stephenson, and Thad Woodard.

Thad Woodard, former President and CEO of the North Carolina Banker’s Association, has agreed to serve as interim CEO for an annual salary of $1. The partners will make the transition as smooth as possible, including continuing to operate at Selma Elementary School.

“This new program is in the best interests of the children and families of Johnston County,” said Thad Woodard, Interim CEO of My Kid’s Club. “For our kids, parents, and community, the transition will be seamless. The same services will continue to be provided. My Kid’s Club will move to expand programs and outreach into Smithfield and eventually across all welcoming Johnston County communities. This is an exciting time for Selma and Johnston County.”

The new My Kid’s Club organizational documents were filed Oct. 25th. A formal offer will be made to Mamie Moore to continue as Director of Operations.

In addition, My Kid’s Club is collaborating with another local non-profit to apply for a Golden Leaf Foundation grant to replace the Club’s building destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.