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Although Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) has suspended in-person programming for health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 response, the Clubs continue to serve Milwaukee youth and families, especially those in the city’s most vulnerable communities. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to fulfill our mission.
To date, BGCGM has distributed more than 15,000 meals, 3,500 puzzles and toys, nearly 1,000 new books, and hundreds of grade-specific enrichment packets to Milwaukee youth.
“It is vitally important to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee that we help fill the access-to-education gap that is the reality for our Club Kids. To that measure, the Clubs have developed and launched hundreds of hours of online virtual programming to support students’ academic needs,” said BGCGM President and CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias. The online portal, called Clubs@Home, organizes study areas by grade level and covers the Clubs’ core learning areas: arts, sports & recreation, health & wellness, and leadership & service. Students with access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone can access the programming at bgcmilwaukee.org.
BGCGM staff is individually calling many member families each week to learn more about their needs, and we are adjusting our offerings to best respond to the communities we serve.
What: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Meals & Materials Distribution
When: Mondays 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Select Clubs found at bgcmilwaukee.org/member-resources
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM), one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee, offers structured after-school and summer programming to nearly 5,000 children and teens each day. Within the safety of 45 locations, youth have access to free meals, academic support, role models, and opportunities to build character and explore new interests. More than 80 percent of the organization’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. For more information, please visit www.bgcmilwaukee.org.
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