Up Close and Personal

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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:

2018

August 2, 2018

Boys and Girls Club lemonade stand raises funds for Officer Michalski memorial fund  —  WTMJ

The Cass Street School Boys and Girls Club hosted a lemonade stand in honor of the fallen officer.

July 26, 2018

'Voice Over Violence' event held in hopes to stop gun violence  —  CBS 58

Several Boys and Girls Clubs came together for an event called 'Voice Over Violence.'

July 2, 2018

Sherman Park Boys & Girls Club kids spend time with Packers’ Marwin Evans  —  Fox 6

In celebration of summer, some kids at the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club in Sherman Park received a special surprise from a professional athlete who used to be in their shoes not too long ago.

June 7, 2018

Herb Kohl Philanthropies funding Washington, D.C. trip for hundreds of Boys & Girls Club youth  —  BizTimes

Herb Kohl Philanthropies is giving $700,000 to allow hundreds of Boys & Girls Clubs youth to take an all-expenses paid educational field trip to the nation’s capital this summer.

May 25, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers players make special delivery to Boys and Girls Club  —  CBS 58

Two Milwaukee Brewer players faced questions on Friday, not from reporters but from some curious kids at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club.

May 23, 2018

Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo surprises Milwaukee kids with shopping spree  —  Fox 6

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo went on a surprise shopping spree alongside a select group of kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.

May 7, 2018

Wisconsin's Youth of the Year tells story of surviving sexual abuse  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Boys & Girls Club member and Wisconsin Youth of the Year Daijahnay Canady shares her story of perseverance.

April 14, 2018

Excitement For Packers Is Contagious In Milwaukee  —  Green Bay Packers

Several hundred Packers fans turned out to greet the Packers and support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, an organization that has helped local kids and teens thrive for 131 years and counting.

March 28, 2018

Club Members join Mayor Tom Barrett for annual Neighborhood Cleanup effort  —  TMJ 4

A dozen students are helping city officials in the 2018 Annual Neighborhood cleanup, and have been deputized by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

March 16, 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs’ Wisconsin Youth of the Year Advances #MeToo Movement  —  Milwaukee Community Journal

Milwaukee high school junior Daijahnay Canady has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year for the state of Wisconsin, the highest honor given to Boys & Girls Club members.

February 19, 2018

Club kids tour Summerfest stage construction project  —  CBS 58

Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee were taken through what will eventually become the newly-renovated U.S. Celluar Connections Stage at the big gig.

January 19, 2018

Brewers help roll out new game room at Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Club  —  TMJ 4

The Milwaukee Brewers were on hand to dedicate a new game room at the Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Club near 6th & Cherry.

January 12, 2018

A Former “So You Think You Can Dance” Star Helps Milwaukee Students Find Their Footing  —  Milwaukee Magazine

Ten years after his “So You Think You Can Dance” debut, Cedric Gardner still has all the right moves.


2017

October 10, 2017

Completely inaccessible little libraries installed across Milwaukee  —  WTMJ-AM Radio

Six extra-tall little free libraries recently appeared in downtown Milwaukee. The ten-foot Little Free Libraries, which are completely inaccessible to passersby, are physical representations of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s recent advertising campaign, “Within Reach.”

October 5, 2017

The Rise And Rise Of America’s Best-Kept Secret  —  Huffington Post

Milwaukee has transformed from dairy belt to rust belt to digital belt, and the youth have got it covered.

September 27, 2017

Surprise donation helps Boys & Girls Club location to reopen on Milwaukee's north side  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A $300,000 gift from longtime Boys & Girls Clubs donors, Keith Mardak and Mary Vandenberg, will allow the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club to reopen.

August 10, 2017

Old Navy’s New Back to School Campaign Honoring Teachers Through Music Videos  —  KTLA 5

Youth specialist at Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee Cedric Gardner and Kindergarten teacher from Kipp Illuminar in East Los Angeles joined us live to tell us all about Old Navy’s new back to school campaign.

August 10, 2017

Milwaukee kids get airtime on Jimmy Kimmel Live  —  WISN 12

Some Milwaukee children got some national television airtime during Wednesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

August 10, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs debuts Kimmel video & expanded teen center  —  OnMilwaukee

In March, community leaders gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the renovated Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd.

August 10, 2017

In the heart of Sherman Park, Boy’s and Girls Club thriving 1 year after riots  —  FOX 6

On Thursday afternoon, August 10th, the president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee visited their Sherman Park location more confident than ever about their mission in the neighborhood.

August 10, 2017

Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park reopens renovated teen center: Slideshow  —  Milwaukee Business Journal

The Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club of Sherman Park, has reopened its teen center located on 3000 N. Sherman Blvd. following a renovation.

August 9, 2017

New teen center opens in Sherman Park nearly one year after violence  —  TMJ 4

A new teen center has opened in Sherman Park, nearly one year after violence broke out in the neighborhood. The teen center inside the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club is now double the size and has more amenities for youth in that community.

August 4, 2017

Renovated Boys & Girls Club teen center opens in Sherman Park  —  BizTimes

The Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood has opened a renovated teen center, complete with a computer lab, theater performance area and gaming hub.

July 21, 2017

“I want it to be eye-opening:” Youth dance group prepares for national competition  —  FOX 6

A group of young dancers from Milwaukee are about to have the week of their lives competing in Los Angeles on a national stage.

July 20, 2017

Milwaukee dance team headed to LA for national dance competition  —  TMJ 4

A local dance team is heading to the city of angels for the opportunity of a lifetime.

July 6, 2017

Boys and Girls Club members get behind-the-scenes access at Summerfest  —  FOX 6

On Thursday morning, July 6th, members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee got a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make Summerfest’s biggest shows happen.

July 6, 2017

Boys & Girls Club members get access to Summerfest behind-the-scenes  —  TMJ 4

A private look at the Summerfest grounds on a Thursday morning before it opens to the public is the kind of access to the Big Gig that doesn't come easy.

June 21, 2017

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee are turning Wisconsin Avenue blue  —  CBS 58

More than 200 members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee are turning Wisconsin Avenue blue.

June 14, 2017

Milwaukee's Boys & Girls Club salutes its NBA champion - Kevon Looney  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Although he never left the bench to help the Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers he's still a winner - especially in the eyes of his hometown.

March 8, 2017

“We’re really excited:” The Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club on Sherman Boulevard has a new look  —  FOX 6

It's an occasion to celebrate for the Sherman Park neighborhood. Nearly $3 million in renovations is complete at the Boys & Girls Club -- and there's more to come.

March 8, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs celebrates reopening of Sherman Park facility  —  Milwaukee Business Journal

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee hosted community leaders and the public for the reopening of the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park on Wednesday, March 8. Clubs staff welcomed supporters for a press conference followed by tours of the extensively remodeled 57,000 square-foot building.

March 8, 2017

Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park reopens after renovations  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee hosted community leaders and the public for the reopening of the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park on Wednesday, March 8. Clubs staff welcomed supporters for a press conference followed by tours of the extensively remodeled 57,000 square-foot building.

February 28, 2017

MPS & community partners hope "Hidden Figures" will inspire students  —  OnMilwaukee

The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation is partnering with Beta Alpha Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Marcus Theatres and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, to send 10,000 MPS students and Boys & Girls Club members to see the film.

February 6, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs members create art in celebration of Black History Month; you can get involved  —  FOX 6

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee used art to celebrate Black History Month.

January 17, 2017

Milwaukee Boys & Girls Clubs teens headed to inauguration thanks to donation from Herb Kohl  —  TMJ4

Teens from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee are on their way to Washington D.C.

January 13, 2017

“We are really lucky:” Boys & Girls Clubs to bring group to President-elect Trump’s inauguration  —  FOX 6

"We are really lucky Senator Kohl has blessed our organization to be able to go to Washington, D.C. four times this year," said La'ketta Caldwell, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.


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