Our Mission

To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.



Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley selects an outstanding young person to receive its local Youth of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs. This award recognizes commendable character, academic achievement and outstanding volunteer service to a member’s Club and community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley
2019 Youth of the Year Representative -
Avianna (Lee & Mary Markquart Center)

Avianna has been a Club member since 2012 and credits the Club with helping develop her passion for music, leadership, confidence, and academic success. According to Avianna, staff at the Mary Markquart Center have continued to support her and helped her to be confident in every challenge that she encounters. “Because of the Boys & Girls Club, I know who I am, they gave me hope when I felt I had nothing left. They made me who I am today and I can now take actions with my future and give back to the community and the Club.”

Avianna’s vision for youth is to have resources available to teens to have the skill sets needed to be successful in their adult lives. Avianna’s leadership and hard work allowed her to create a club within her school to ensure teens in her school could have access to structured programming and resources the Boys & Girls Club could offer. She wants to ensure that others will have the same guidance and opportunities that she was able to get to succeed in the future.

Through programs such as Healthy Habits, Career Launch, Keystone, and Junior Staff, Avianna is able to learn skills to help kids like her to succeed in school, at home, and in the community. “The Club is the best place to gain skills to becoming a successful adult, I wanted more teens to be aware of these opportunities. Without these skills, it would be very difficult to make a difference in the world, the Club has made these opportunities available to create security in our future.”

Avianna would like to go to school for Psychology and become a psychiatrist to help others grow and succeed as well as give back to the community.






Congratulations to Katie Rothbauer -  winner of The Voice of the Future!

We truly want to say thank you to Katie for her amazing performance at The Voice of the Future.  

Katie is 18 years old and attends CVTC. She loves to perform write and listen to music. Katie enjoys teaching herself how to play different instruments. Guitar is by far her favorite!  A shout out to Stage Door Unlocked for providing the prize package for this event! 4 – 60 minute sessions preparing her for her next big audition!

Thank you for making The Voice of the Future a GREAT event!




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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Chippewa Valley - Menomonie  in partnership with the School District of Menomonie Area intend to submit an application to the Wisconsin Department of Education for a 21st CCLC grant. The grant will support an academic-focused after school program for students at River Heights Elementary.  If you have any comments on the proposed program, please contact Roxie Schmidt at rschmidt@cvclubs.org or 715-233-2540.  A copy of the application will be available for public review after submittal at River Heights Elementary.


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