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Meet the Team | Emily & Kelsey

Emily Falkner, Senior Program Manager, oversees annual planning for programming, service learning, community learning, and financial learning opportunities for the scholars at Aurora Central High School. In addition, Emily coordinates partnerships with other youth programs to create enrichment opportunities for the scholars. Prior to joining BHGHCO in 2017, Emily spent several years in the classroom teaching high school English, pre-kindergarten, and spent a year abroad in Slovakia teaching English as a Fulbright Scholar. Emily holds a masters degree in journalism and a secondary English education certification. Emily is driven to help each scholar reach their own version of success, however each individual defines it. She hopes they find happiness, fulfillment, and achieve whatever goals they set for themselves in life.

As Program Coordinator for both Aurora Central High School and Regis Jesuit High School, Kelsey Boeckermann provides all around support for both scholars and staff. Kelsey works closely with the scholars providing individual assistance and tutoring, documents the ongoing progress of scholars, manages volunteers and works closely with community partners. She also works closely alongside the program director and program managers for day-to-day operations.  Prior to joining BHGHCO, Kelsey worked for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati as a Residential Counselor for two years. Kelsey is passionate helping each scholar reach their academic and personal goals and enjoys being able to see each scholar grow into well rounded young adults.