More Sites, More Days, More Hours
We opened three new sites last year at
Academy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and James Madison Academic Campus. With these additions, Boys & Girls Clubs is serving 35,000 members at 39 sites.
Boys & Girls Clubs programming instills the importance of academic success, healthy decision-making and civic engagement to give young people the confidence they need to take control of their lives and envision productive futures. We are committed to expanding and enhancing programming to further empower youth to achieve their goals.
For example, Graduation Plus provided college-readiness programming for more than 700 middle and high school students during the 2010-2011 school year. The initiative also offered support for more than 100 college students to ensure they satisfy their academic requirements, earn degrees and secure rewarding careers.
Responsible Infrastructure Growth
Boys & Girls Clubs is restructuring operations and expanding the Programs Department to increase frequency of attendance and introduce more outcome-driven programming. This allows us to develop programs that tackle specific issues in the community, as well as help our members thrive in school, the job market and in life.
Critical Community Involvement
STOP (Students Talking It Over with Police) was offered through a partnership with the Milwaukee Police Department this spring. As part of the program, officers explained to teen members how police receive calls, investigate crime and interact with young people. In total, 600 members graduated from the STOP program.
Appropriate Capital Investment
Boys & Girls Clubs will break ground on the
Health & Wellness
Center at Augusta M. LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club next year. The center will provide both Club members and adults in the community with health programming, nutrition classes and preventative care instruction.