We’re grateful to our many media partners for helping tell our Club members’ stories. Here’s a sampling of the stories about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in the news:


Our Issues Milwaukee Interviews Kathy Thornton-Bias

September 4, 2021  —  My24 Milwaukee

Host Andrea Williams sits down with Boys & girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee President & CEO Kathy Thornton-Bias to discuss the importance of the services that the clubs provide and how they weathered the pandemic.

Rockwell Automation Helps Boys and Girls Clubs Showcase STEAM Programming

August 12, 2021  —  Yahoo Finance

With Rockwell Automation support, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) showcased its interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming to like-minded funders interested in increasing positive and impactful experiences for young people.

New Milwaukee mental health initiative serves youth, families

August 5, 2021  —  FOX6Now.com

A new mental health initiative is coming to Milwaukee thanks to a federal grant. The project is called Project Thrive and is bringing eight mental health branch offices to the city.

Summerfest's new children's play area that doubles as a community park is inclusive for kids of all ages and abilities

June 17, 2021  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Summerfest just got a whole lot more fun for kids.

First look at Northwestern Mutual Community Park opening on Summerfest grounds

June 17, 2021  —  Business Journal of Milwaukee

Milwaukee World Festival Inc. opened its new Northwestern Mutual Community Park at the Henry Maier Festival Park, one of several upgrades the facility has undergone since the start of the pandemic.

New accessible playground opens on the Summerfest grounds

June 17, 2021  —  CBS 58

Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds has always had an area where kids could play but this year, Henry Maier Festival Park will be even more kid friendly!

Here is a list of resources to help keep our kids safe and engaged this summer

June 15, 2021  —  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Last summer, the COVID-19 pandemic severely limited or shut down nearly all youth programming in Milwaukee or pushed it virtual. But, thankfully, this year, many programs are up and running and seeking youth to serve.

Boys & Girls Clubs Put Fun Into Summer

June 3, 2021  —  Milwaukee Community Journal

Youth who spend their summer at the Clubs will benefit from safe spaces, positive role models, and impactful programs that will help them achieve success and make healthy life choices.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Brings Fun Back to Summer

June 2, 2021  —  Urban Milwaukee

Kids and teens have navigated an extraordinary journey this past school year. Now, it’s time for fun! Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is committed to making this summer an experience that youth will never forget.

MBJ Women of Influence: Kathy Thornton-Bias

May 20, 2021  —  620 WTMJ

WTMJ's Melissa Barclay profiles the CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Kathy Thornton-Bias.

Ascension North side pop-up vaccine clinics aim to 'reach people where they live'

May 2, 2021  —  CBS 58

Staff from Ascension Wisconsin operated vaccines clinics at the Social Develop Commission and the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club at Sherman Park.

Milwaukee Public Museum issuing 4K free membership passes to local families on Giving Day

April 30, 2021  —  Todays TMJ4

In the spirit of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Giving Day, they’ll be providing nearly 4,000 local families with free memberships to see amazing exhibits, in an effort to give families in need the best educational experience possible.

2 community COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held May 1 in Milwaukee

April 30, 2021  —  FOX6Now.com

Ascension Wisconsin is partnering with community organizations Social Development Commission (SDC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) to host two free community vaccination clinics in Milwaukee.

Taking vaccines to under 25

April 29, 2021  —  WISN Milwaukee

Now that most people eager to get vaccinated have been, there's a growing effort to reach out, including a clinic Saturday at the Sherman Park Boys and Girls Club.

MPM and The Yabuki Family Foundation Partner to Help Families

April 28, 2021  —  Urban Milwaukee

The Yabuki Family Foundation has kicked off the Milwaukee Public Museum’s (MPM) third annual Giving Day by providing a $100,000 match to support memberships for disadvantaged families in the Milwaukee community.

Milwaukee’s ‘Food Fairy’ keeps giving... and going

April 28, 2021  —  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

When Laura Manriquez was 9 years old, her dad asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her answer? A teacher, a nurse or a nun.

Catching up with Kathy Thornton-Bias, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

April 23, 2021  —  Kohl's

In honor of the release of Kohl’s 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, we recently chatted with Kathy Thornton-Bias, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, taking a dive deeper into the critical role the organization plays in the community.

Arts @ Large promotes youth and career development: Q&A with CEO Sean Kiebzak

March 26, 2021  —  Business Journal of Milwaukee

Arts @ Large was started by Teri Sullivan and Kim Abler in 2001 with a goal of bringing arts-integrated learning experiences to Milwaukee youth.

Tennis once was a big deal in Sherman Park. As the park is rethought, some want to bring back that competitive spirit.

March 25, 2021  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As planning continues in the effort to reimagine Milwaukee's Sherman Park, a group of tennis enthusiasts believes their sport should be a bigger part of the planning and could serve, as it did in the past, as a positive gateway for youths across the city.

Summer Camp Guide

March 24, 2021  —  Lake Country Family Fun

Summer is just around the corner and Lake Country Family Fun knows how to have fun in the summer! It’s the best time to experience Lake Country and Waukesha County.

Remembering Hank Aaron and his Philanthropic Legacy

March 18, 2021  —  Thrive Global

Despite facing numerous segregation-era challenges as a young man in the American south, Hank Aaron was driven to achieve greatness, ultimately rising to fame as Major League Baseball star.

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