Every kid deserves a meal, a safe place, a mentor, a future. Every kid deserves a chance and every kid deserves a Club.
With a footprint of 44 sites, Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe places, meals and caring adults who contribute to the individual growth of our community’s children. The Clubs continue to seek new and innovative ways to grow our reach.
Given the pervasive violence in Milwaukee’s urban core, the opportunity to help youth not only escape but manage the effects of violence is critical to our success. The Clubs coach members on how to make proud choices and develop healthy habits, leading to empowerment and self-determination, the first steps toward success.
By addressing risk factors faced by youth, the Clubs provide prevention and intervention services. Primary among these efforts will be the Clubs’ continued leadership in innovative social and emotional development programs, reducing risky behaviors in our youth, specifically in the areas of teenage pregnancy and violence prevention.
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for active participation in their family, school and society is critical to Milwaukee’s future. Targeted programs which allow members to realize their own voices, engage in community service and gain access to community leaders are a cornerstone of the Club experience.
The expansion of academic support will increase student confidence, effort and performance. Investment in academic infrastructure, training, enhanced curriculum, technology and collaborative partnerships will establish momentum and develop a strategic roadmap for future organizational success.
A Club for Every Kid seeks to sustain and grow college access and career preparation; through targeted curriculum, members will receive coaching through the choices of college, careers and planning for the future. The Clubs will expand literacy and math support to more children by adding various components to existing programs.