Great Futures Start Here!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley has been a cornerstone of the community since opening our doors in 1998. Serving over 13,000 youth a year, we provide them with the opportunity to:
- feel and be safe,
- know someone cares,
- be challenged by interesting, life-enhancing activities.
February 18The Club of Appleton's January Family Fun Night was infinitely more fun thanks to Scheels - Appleton, WI's generous donation of a soccer goal, basketballs and other gym equipment for our members and families to enjoy. Ben from Scheels even stayed to play a variety of sports, including a basketball tournament with our teens.
Members autographed the soccer ball (Ben's favorite sport) and presented it to Ben to thank him for his time and for Scheels donations to our Club. You're welcome back any time!
February 17Who says Christmas comes but once a year? Junior members in Drama Matters at the Boys & Girls Club of Appleton recently performed a staged reading of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." Members created the set, picked out their own costumes, and even invited other members and their families to watch the performance.
February 16BGCFV is hiring! Do you love to work with kids? Are you a dedicated, energetic individual who is mission-driven and who wants to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of the children in our community? Join our team! We have several part-time Youth Development Assistant positions open at our area BG Clubs. For more information and to apply, check out our Indeed job posting at http://bit.ly/2kXFPEA.
February 16On Saturday, members from the Clubs of Menasha, Appleton, Wilson Middle School and Kaleidoscope Academy participated in a Vex Robotics tournament at Xavier High School, Appleton, WI! Thanks to Miller Electric Mfg Co for mentoring the kids and sponsoring the program. Everyone had a great time!
February 15Menasha's STEM Girls group got a special visitor during this week's session. While discussing the different behaviors and instincts in animals, our amazing volunteer Stephanie Vrabek included the most adorable visual aid...her dog Murphy! Thanks to Stephanie and Murphy for a great lesson, and Bemis Company for their continued support of this great program.
February 14Happy Valentine's Day! Treat your sweetheart to tickets for this year's Vintage in the Valley Wine Dinner! Visit www.bgclubfoxvalley.org to purchase your tickets today.
February 13Last week, ten lucky Club members got to participate in another session of The Young Audience Fine Arts Series at The Trout Museum of Art. Members got to listen to the Appleton Boychoir singing the smooth, sweet sounds of jazz! After the performance, they made their own jazz collage out of bright, bold paper and sheets of music!
February 13BGCFV Summer programming and field trips are just around the corner and we can't wait to see the new Erb Park!
February 8Save the Date - - Our Vintage in the Valley Celebrity Wine Dinner is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, March 11th at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton for some delicious food, entertainment, and amazing live auction items, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. Visit www.bgclubfoxvalley.org to get your tickets today!
February 5Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield release 2016 Community Impact Report. Highlights include engaging 1,270 youth in healthy, active lifestyles through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Triple Play program and providing grants to five Wisconsin Clubs including Boys & Girls Club of Fox Valley - Foster Elementary School. Thanks Anthem!