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:


Summerfest STEM, Milwaukee kids take behind-the-scenes tour

June 27, 2023  —  FOX6 News Milwaukee

Students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee got a VIP tour of the Summerfest grounds from a STEM point of view.

Milwaukee Brewers partner to bring free dental care to kids

June 27, 2023  —  WISN-TV Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers and TeamSmile bring free dental care, music, and fun to 250 Club kids

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee summer offerings

June 9, 2023  —  FOX6 News Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee CEO Kathy Thornton-Bias discusses summer programming

All-In Milwaukee Graduation Plus Program ceremony

June 3, 2023  —  FOX6 News Milwaukee

All-In Milwaukee and Grad Plus host graduation ceremony at Cardinal Stritch University

MVP Salute to Youth event earns over $1M for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

May 24, 2023  —  CBS 58

After a four-year hiatus, MVP Salute to Youth returned with record-breaking results.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee celebrates Grad Plus class of 2023

May 3, 2023  —  WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

83 Grad Plus seniors made the commitment to pursue higher education at annual College Signing Day ceremony

Kids with the Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club became a Milwaukee Admirals player for the day

March 29, 2023  —  WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

Club kids at the Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club got the chance of a lifetime, joining the Milwaukee Admirals for a night of skating lessons, hockey practice, and more from the team

Notable BIPOC Executives: Kathy Thornton-Bias

February 23, 2023  —  BizTimes Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias, was honored on the Notable BIPOC Executives list.

Black History Month: STEM icons honored in youth art contest

February 4, 2023  —  FOX6 News Milwaukee

In honor of Black History Month, Club kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee competed in the UScelluar Black History Art Contest to honor black STEM icons.

Jennifer Hudson donates to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

February 1, 2023  —  WISN-TV Milwaukee

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner Jennifer Hudson dropped into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee for a surprise visit and donation of $5,000 worth of sports equipment

Sauce Milwaukee delivers meals the hard way, to anyone who needs them

January 16, 2023  —  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Social-Emotional Development Coordinator for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Gianni Vaccaro, works toward her mission to fight food scarcity around the city through Sauce Milwaukee.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Announces Changes to Senior Leadership

January 10, 2023  —  Urban Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee announced that Aaron Rice has been named to the newly formed role of Chief Development Officer and Deonte Lewis has been promoted to Vice President, Camp and Club Operations.

Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club names Rufus King student as 'Youth of the Year'

January 6, 2023  —  WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

Rufus King junior Mia Moore was named Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s Youth of the Year. Mia was one of eight candidates from Clubs around the city up for the nomination.


Bucks, Fiserv hold back-to-school event at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

August 26, 2022  —  Urban Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv teamed up to send local kids back to school with free book bags and supplies.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee plans safe activities during dangerous times of the week

August 11, 2022  —  WISN-TV Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is taking a new approach to keep kids out of trouble.

Boys & Girls Club uses Wisconsin State Fair to inspire STEM careers

August 3, 2022  —  Spectrum News 1

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is using the Wisconsin State Fair to inspire students to seek careers in STEM fields.

Boys & Girls Clubs members learn science, technology behind the State Fair

August 2, 2022  —  WISN-TV Milwaukee

When visitors flock to the Wisconsin State Fair, most probably won’t be thinking about the science behind the cream puff they’re enjoying, or the engineering required to assemble the massive Wonder Wheel ride.

Now Hiring: Boys and Girls Club looks to grow team

August 1, 2022  —  Spectrum News 1

The school year is not far off, and organizations that serve kids are looking to hire.

Kids from Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee get behind-the-scenes tour of Summerfest

June 28, 2022  —  WDJT-TV Milwaukee

UScellular gave some kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee a behind-the-scenes look at Summerfest.

Bucks, Fiserv hold basketball clinic at Sherman Park

July 14, 2022  —  WISN-TV Milwaukee

Kids from the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club flooded the Sherman Park Dream Court for a chance to see just how much goes into running their hometown basketball team.

Former college players compete for charity at Summerfest Alumni Challenge

July 8, 2022  —  WDJT-TV Milwaukee

College basketball fans in Wisconsin got a nice treat – and it was all for charity.

Grand Opening of Notes for Notes Studio at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

May 25, 2022  —  Urban Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is proud to announce the grand opening of a Notes for Notes music recording studio at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. The studio is sponsored by Keith Mardak, a longtime supporter of BGCGM.

Boys & Girls Club celebrate more than 100 students heading to colleges with over $17M in scholarships

April 21, 2022  —  WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee celebrated 130 students committing to academic success at universities and colleges across the country.

University School students bring skiing to kids across Milwaukee

March 22, 2022  —  WITI-TV Milwaukee

For some people, winters in Wisconsin can only mean one thing. That’s hitting the slopes.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee partner with Admirals to open The Ready Center

March 9, 2022  —  WDJT-TV Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, along with the Milwaukee Admirals, announced the opening of a new facility meant to help teens prepare for college, a career and life.

Boys & Girls Clubs opens locations on weekend to curb city violence

February 3, 2022  —  Milwaukee Business Journal

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee opened two of its clubs, Mary Ryan and Don & Sallie Davis, on Saturdays to give young people a safe place to enjoy time away from school.


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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