Anthony Talton, affectionately known as “Mr. T,” has been named club director of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington.
Since starting at Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County almost one year ago as the STEAM instructor at the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach, Talton has quickly grown within the organization. He was the Wellington club’s program coordinator for five months before being promoted to the club director position.
Talton also currently serves as minister of music and assistant pastor at Westgate Tabernacle in West Palm Beach. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Clubs, Talton was self-employed as a vocal coach at the Sound School of Music.
He began a career in youth development two decades ago while still a youth himself at age 16 acting as youth director at his grandfather’s church.
Since then, Talton has served as a vocal coach and music teacher to at-risk youth at AEM for the Heart Center in Lake Park, as well as the youth pastor at Lakeview Baptist Church in Delray Beach.
Talton had his own troubles staying on the right path while growing up on the rough streets of Riviera Beach. He credits the strong mentors in his life, such as Dr. Lee Hooks, Dr. Gary Packwood and his grandfather, for helping to veer him toward better choices. Talton now sees it as his mission in life to do the same for area youth.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, visit www.bgcpbc.org or call (561) 683-3287.