MCEC Presents Seal of Excellence to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas

B&GC-CT recognized for achieving key distinctions in professional development

Jul 10, 2015, 17:53 ET from Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

KILLEEN, Texas, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Mary Keller, CEO, Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), presented the MCEC Seal of Excellence in Service at the Bronze Level to Mr. Jon Charles, Chief Personnel Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America – Central, TX (B&GC-CT) in recognition of the B&GC-CT having achieved the key requirements of the MCEC Professional Development Certification Program.

Acknowledging the program's success, Mr. Charles said, "We've seen great dividends on the training. We've put it into action and have had zero issues in this busy first half of summer." Mr. Abdul Subhani, Chief Volunteer Officer for B&GC-CT, added, "Professional development is the key, important feature for any staff to excel. Our focus on education, especially technical education, will be enhanced by this staff enrichment." The Professional Development Certification Program offers a systematic approach to professional development through research-driven strategies that address the academic, social, and emotional needs of the child. The program consists of three levels of certification: bronze, silver, and gold, which all represent increasingly advanced thresholds for professional development.

B&GC-CT Director of Student Services Tiana Marratta felt the training "helped leaders and staff have a better understanding of what military kids go through, and would allow the staff to play a bigger role in improving all aspects of service to the kids."

The B&GC-CT has successfully met all requirements and guiding principles to receive the Bronze level certification. MCEC CEO Dr. Mary Keller proudly presented the award, saying, "Truly, we developed this program with Boys and Girls Clubs in mind and to increase confidence and competence. We are learning together and together we're making a difference for our kids." For additional information about training and certification opportunities through the Military Child Education Coalition, please contact Todd Buchs, MCEC Vice President for Business Development at

About the Military Child Education Coalition
Founded in 1998, the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) is a 501(c)(3) global, nonprofit leadership and advocacy organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for America's our million military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. For more information, visit

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