Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Brings Fun Back to Summer

Following a challenging school year, the Clubs bring the fun back to summer for Milwaukee’s youth.

By - Jun 2nd, 2021 01:20 pm
Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – (June 2, 2021) – 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. As 10-year old Club member, Delara, puts it, “Every day I come here, there is joy and happiness!”

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. “Our job is to provide kids and teens with the tools, resources, and support they need to reach their full potential, and that work doesn’t take the summer off,” said BGCGM President and CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias. “In fact, summer support is more crucial than ever given the challenges kids have faced –and continue to face—over the last 15 months.”

Programming will be modified once again this year to maintain COVID safety protocols. Capacity limits are still in place at each of BGCGM’s more than 40 summer Clubs, masks are required indoors, as well as social distancing. The Clubs are moving as many activities as possible outdoors and providing modified field trips that allow for health and safety protocols. The Clubs are also introducing something new this year: on-site field trips such as carnivals, laser tag, and Club Olympics.

While the health and safety of our members and staff remains BGCGM’s highest priority, our Club staff is committed to giving youth a summer they won’t forget. Parents and guardians can learn more and enroll their children ages 4-18 at www.bgcmilwaukee.org.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With 45 locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at www.bgcmilwaukee.org.

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