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.
July 22Today is the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley Car Wash at Tires Plus Total Car Care on Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton! It's a beautiful day to stop by and show your support. BGCFV teen club members and staff will be here until 4pm, washing cars and having fun in the sun!
Special thanks to Carquest Auto Parts for providing lunch and FASTSIGNS for the wrap on the Club bus!
July 21Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni & Friends is giving away a trip for two to attend BGCA's National Youth of the Year Gala in Washington, D.C. AND a special celebrity meet & greet!
The Alumni & Friends Club represents a national network of former Club kids, staff members and friends who aim to show their pride as MEMBERS FOR LIFE and serve as advocates and supporters of Clubs and kids who need us most.
For more information and to register and show your pride as a Member for Life visit www.BGCalum.org
July 20BGCFV Club members are having a car wash this Friday, July 22nd at Tires Plus Total Car Care on Wisconsin Ave! We'll be there from 12pm to 4pm, so stop by and show your support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley.
July 20The back-to-school season is just around the corner! Visit Gap from July 18th - 24th and help support the Boys & Girls Clubs by making a donation or donating a backpack. You can help give kids the tools to have #GreatFutures
July 19The STEM Program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley not only helps to prevent summer learning loss, it shows kids that learning can be exciting and interactive. Mr. Ceev, the STEM Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha hosted an Egg Drop contest to teach Club members about gravity and to challenge them to create a safety device to prevent the egg from breaking. They used plastic bags, yarn, tape, glue, paper towel, egg cartons, eggs, and scissors. Who would have thought science could be so much fun!
July 18Our thanks to everyone at Bemis Company for their support of the Club's STEM Girls Program! Their grant award will allow more than 200 Club girls to be immersed in STEM activities - learning, building and engaging - with other girls, mentors, female STEM professionals, and local STEM companies, including Bemis. Girls ages 6-18 will participate each week in curriculum-based programs such as Skill Tech, Clay Tech, Game Tech, Math Matters, Grossology and many more. Thank you Bemis for your continued partnership in our mission!
July 17As the summer program at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus Elementary School comes to a close, they made sure to have a fun day in the sun! Club members spent the day at Pollock Community Water Park in Oshkosh. Look at those big smiles!
July 16Thank you to Plexus Corp. for donating a portion of the proceeds from your Plexus Run in June to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. Your support allows us to continue inspiring and enabling all youth, especially those who need us most. Thank you!
July 15A note from Miss Annie, the Unit Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus Elementary School:
"Today I took the time to discuss some important topics with the kiddos. From racism to violence to respect to privileges. It was moving to have a conversation with them about it. Their awareness and understanding gives me hope. A hope that they stay so humble and kind. They inspired me today by making so many thank you cards for our local police officers at the Appleton Police Department ? their tiny souls are the reason I continue to do what I do!"
July 14Thank you so much to BMO Harris Bank for awarding the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley a $10,000 grant in support of the Healthy Habits Food Program.
Childhood hunger is a persistent and growing concern in the Fox Cities and this gift will make an impact as we serve the youth in need. We're truly grateful that you've chosen to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley.