The Profuture club, is a collaborative effort of the Community Alliance for Teen Safety (CATS) and Gilbert H. Hood Middle School (GHH). Sometimes we spell it this way… Proʊfjuːtʃər. This is the phonetic spelling of ProFuture – it is fun to use and share with friends!
The club began in October of 2011 with students from GHH meeting weekly after school at GHH. Meetings are facilitated by Pam Richard, GHH Counselor, and Kaitlyn Clarke, Youth Coordinator of CATS. Kellie Griffin, an 8th grader in 2011, was the inspiration behind starting the club and helped create the vision, mission, and purpose statements. Kellie wanted to provide an opportunity for her peers to get involved in the community and learn about important issues that affect their future. Profuture’s vision is to help make the school and the community healthier and safer places in which to learn and to live.
The Club is open to all students at GHH. Students from other middle schools are welcome to attend the meetings, however transportation is not provided by CATS. Parental permission is required.
Meetings are now held at the CATS office at 1 Hood Road which is just down the hill from GHH and easily accessible. Please note that Club meetings are cancelled when school or after school activities are cancelled by the District. Summer programs are planned too!