BHS grad Jackson starts new role at Hilliker Y

BHS grad Jackson starts new role at Hilliker Y
Posted on 06/06/2022
Drew Jackson inside the Hilliker YMCA

A Bellefontaine grad has returned home to start his career.

Drew Jackson, who graduated from BHS in 2018, was recently named youth experience director (program director) at the Hilliker YMCA in Bellefontaine.

Jackson graduated with a degree in recreational management at Ohio University on April 30th.

He started his new role at the Hilliker YMCA on May 10th.

Jackson explained why he decided to come back to Bellefontaine.

“My family is here. I think this is a great town; the people are very welcoming. I also went to BHS.”

Jackson said the first few weeks have gone well.

He’s involved with summer camp and youth activities throughout June and July.

There are camps for baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.

Boys and girls entering grades 1-3 are eligible to attend the camps.

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Jackson said attending Bellefontaine City Schools helped in his career track.

“Going into college, I took a writing class at BHS. It really helped me tremendously in college.

“I played multiple sports at Bellefontaine, which will help in my new role.”

Jackson was a student manager for the Ohio University men’s basketball team throughout college.

He helped coordinate practices and traveled with the team.

Drew reflected, “We learned time management skills. We had to be very good at managing schedules. The managers had to be dedicated to the team and program.”

Finally, Jackson has a few goals in his first year at the YMCA.

He wants to get to know the members’ families and see how the youth programs evolve.

You can contact him at [email protected]

Jeff Radde is the executive director at the Hilliker YMCA.

BCS would like to continue sharing success stories about its alums.

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Photo: Drew Jackson inside the Hilliker YMCA

Drew Jackson inside the Hilliker YMCA
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