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 - Chippewa Falls Center
2018 Youth of the Year Representative - Keon
  

Keon has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club – Chippewa Falls Center since the Club opened in December in 2012. He credits the Club for keeping him on a positive path even when things around him were pulling him away from the positive Club influence. Keon began experiencing with drugs and alcohol to deal with some of his struggles and began coming to the Club less and less. During this time, he was suspended from school, which caused his use of drugs and alcohol to intensify. It was during these times, that Keon needed the Club the most as he soon recognized the negative influences were beginning to take over his life. It was then that Keon turned back to the Club for help. Slowly, through the efforts of the staff, life began to take a turn for the better again. As Keon states, “The staff at the Boys & Girls Club really cared about me, even when I was not choosing the best path for myself. They held me accountable and really cared about me and never gave up!” His time at the Club kept him away from those negative influences and eventually helped to regained his vision back on the path to his great future. Keon is like a big brother to many members here at the Club and many look up to him. He hopes to continue to work with youth even after his Club days are over as his experiences at the Club has lead him to a passion of working as a teacher.

 


 

Please help us in congratulating our October Member of the Month, Keenan P.!

Keenan is 8 years old and has been a member at the Boys & Girls Club since 2018. Keenan was chosen for Member of the Month because staff have seen a tremendous amount of growth in Keenan since he first started in the summer. Keenan is always willing to help staff and does a really nice job setting a great example for other members, especially during snack and programming.
 
Keenan comes to the Boys & Girls Club because his big brother comes and he loves it! It is also a safe place for Keenan to go after school while his parents are at work. Keenan said that his favorite program at the Club is robotics. He likes the robotics program because you get to build and program your robot to one day become your own personal assistant!
 
Keenan said that the Club has helped him improve his decision making skills. He also said that the Club has helped him express his creativity. According to Keenan, the best part of the Club is that it tons of fun! Keenan enjoys going to the different parks and different places in town. He also enjoys hanging out with all of the staff, because they always listen and are super nice!
 
Congratulations, Keenan P.!

 

 

Meet our Advisory Council Member of the Month
 
Skip August!
 
 

We would like to highlight our Advisory Council Member of the Month, Skip August!  Skip has been a true backbone of the Chippewa Falls Boys & Girls Clubs.  In 2011, he was approached by Dennis Heyde at an event at the Heyde Center for Arts about starting a Boys & Girls Club in Chippewa Falls. Being a Boys Scout leader and educator, he felt an urge to follow up on Heyde's lead.  Skip pursuit it and was one of the founding members of the Club, and still is an active Advisory Club member today.  He loves attending and being part of all the Clubs Events, and has no favorite, stating "They're all fun!"  Skip is retired from Cray Research/SGI and MACS and is busier now than ever.  In his past 11 years of retirement, he finds total satisfaction from volunteering and loves the appreciation.  Skip also loves to tell people that volunteering is not only helpful to organization, but he gets total satisfaction, there's little or no politics, and I can take vacation whenever I want, and they double my salary every day.  We truly appreciate you at the Club Skip and appreciate your time and dedication to The Boys & Girls Club- Chippewa Falls!  You make a difference.   

 


The Chippewa Falls Center provides daily snack and dinner during the school year along with breakfast, lunch and two snacks during non-school days and the summer months. A wide range of programs, centered around Five Core Program Areas are offered to members of the Club. To participate in all of the programs, meals and special events, youth must enroll as a Boys & Girls Club member which includes a fee of only $15 per child or $30 per household annually.

Regular School Day: 3:00pm - 6:00pm (youth) / 3:00pm - 7:00 pm (teens)
Select Non-School Days: 7:30am - 6:00pm     Early Release Days: 12:00pm - 6:00pm


Now Enrolling Ages 8-18 for the 2018 Annual Membership!

Click here to download a copy of our membership application.

 

 

CHIPPEWA FALLS CENTER WISH LIST:

Legos and Lego plates
Unopened bottles of sunscreen
Art Supplies, School Supplies,
Poster frames to display member artwork,
Storage Containers

The Boys & Girls Club is very grateful for the generous and continued support
of the Chippewa Valley community.


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