25 Years of Supporting Youth!
In August 1998, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley opened its doors and a world of opportunity for youth in our community. Over the last 25 years, we’ve grown to support 15 locations and have served more than 100,000 young people.
While the Club has evolved, our mission remains the same. We exist to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring individuals.
Watch the WFRV Newsmakers video below to learn more about the mission, impact, and work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley over the last 25 years.
Here’s what others are sharing about their Club experience…
“Coming to the Club allowed me to be a kid and overcome any obstacles that I had endured that may have gotten in the way of me doing something positive with my life.” – Bree Taylor, BGCFV 2009 Youth of the Year
“The Boys and Girls Club raised me to be who I am today. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the Club.” – Travis Thor, BGCFV 2017 and 2018 Youth of the Year
“The Club feels like a big family – one where everyone understands each other and knows what others have been through. It’s a no-judgment zone where kids can be themselves.” – Malik Taylor, BGCFV Club member, and STAR Scholar
“When we first dreamed of creating a special place for kids, especially kids with unmet needs, none of us ever would have imagined how this community would grab onto and build upon that dream, year after year, to help us reach so many youths and their families. We’re tremendously proud of our organization’s history and the countless caring people who have helped in so many transformative ways.” – Greg Lemke-Rochon, CEO
“This Club has been a huge factor in almost all my kids’ lives for years! I wouldn’t know what to do if it wasn’t for the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha!” – Monique Hess, Current Club Member Parent
“While working with STAR, I had the opportunity to work with some awesome Scholars. One of my most memorable experiences was working with a Scholar who struggled with her attendance and attitude. After partnering with educators at her school we were able to come up with and execute a case plan that involved her family and she was able to improve her attendance and graduate.” – Eric Allen, Club Alumni & Former Club Staff
“I used to go to Club and get the only homework help that ever worked for me. It’s where I always felt like I belong.” – Melody Liane Luebke, Club Alumni & Current Club Staff
Celebrating 25 years of supporting great futures!
Thank you to everyone who helped us kick-off our 25th anniversary year at our celebration in August! We’re filled with tremendous gratitude for every person who has been a part of our story over the last 25 years. Here are some of the highlights from our 25th anniversary celebration event!
In The Media:
- Fox 11 News: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley celebrate 25th anniversary
- Post Crescent: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley celebrates 25 years in Appleton
- Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region: Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Fox Valley Celebrates 25 Years Of Impact!