Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The Boys & Girls Clubs of West-Central Wisconsin are part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, began in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Connecticut. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.
- In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement.
- In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
- In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter.
- To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization’s name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter.
- In 2006, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrated 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.
What Our Clubs Offer
Rule number one for almost everything that happens at the Club is that is must be fun.
A Safe Place
The Club is a safe place where kids and teens can come to enjoy themselves and friends
Club members have the opportunity to learn, grow, give back to the community, discover their needs, set goals, and meet new friends
Games, tournaments, arts & crafts, dances, sports, homework help, leadership clubs, music, support groups, computers, healthy habits & cooking, legos and MORE!