History

Our Club

In response to a gang-related incident in 1995 that claimed the lives of four area teens, the Fox Cities Juvenile Violence Task Force was formed to explore how a youth serving center might meet the emerging needs of youth in our community. In 1998, a relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America was considered to help meet the challenges of developing a place for kids.

1998

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley opens its doors.

1999

"Bridging the Gap" capital campaign is launched to purchase and renovate the original Club building.

2000

Club membership surpasses 1,000.

2002

Annual operating budget exceeds $1M.

2001 - 2004

Six new Boys & Girls Club sites open in Appleton area schools.

2004

Number of youth served reaches 10,000.

2004

Center for Grieving Children, Youth & Family Counseling, Truancy Intervention Services, and Runaway & Homeless Youth Services serve more than 8,000 youth annually.

2008 - 2012

"BE GREAT" capital campaign raises more than $5M to expand and renovate the Boys & Girls Club of Appleton.

2012

Annual operating budget exceeds $2M.

2012

Number of youth served reaches 12,000.

2013

Boys & Girls Club of Little Chute Elementary School opens.

2015

Boys & Girls Club of Menasha opens.

2017

Annual operating budget exceeds $3.5M.

The Future

We are committed to expanding our services to reach more unserved and underserved children throughout Outagamie and Calumet Counties and northern Winnebago County. With the help of all the individuals, corporations, and foundations who share our beliefs in the potential of all girls and boys, regardless of their circumstances, we look to the future with great optimism.