When I was first discovering the Boys & Girls Club I was only 15 years old. I had played a few low scale rock shows with my band at the downtown location which is reserved only for teens. I was never the typical teenager and wasn't into sports or drama clubs and I also didn't like the scene that I could have fit into, the one with all the music, drugs and drinking. Working with an employee at the Boys & Girls Club I put on a Battle of the Bands to promote teens to be able to have fun and be part of the music scene with out drugs and alcohol. After volunteering for about 5 months and putting on the Battle of the Bands, I was offered a position of events coordinator, where I still work 2 year after. The Boys & Girls Club's Battle of the Bands benefits the youth in the communities of Stevens Point, Plover, and surrounding area. The reason the BOTB was initially proposed was to include the 'not so average' teens like myself that may have been discluded in general or typical youth activities. The show promotes an alcohol and drug free way to have fun other then sports and other forms of recreation that some teenagers don't fit into. Through the Botb event the Boys & Girls Club of Stevens Point has gotten about 300 new members in only two years, where kids are given memberships and thus brought into a structured place for them to hang out as opposed to loitering on our local main street.