If you could join us at Youth Late Night, you might have stumbled upon grand forts, dinosaurs, a unicorn strolling about, or many other creations when members unleashed their creativity at Cardboard Night. The Club was filled with markers, scissors, tape, construction paper, and of course, lots and lots of cardboard, saved up for a […]Read More
Building a bond, one fraction at a time…
A member who struggled with getting attention at the Club recently chose to work on a math fraction worksheet during power hour. With the help from staff, he became engrossed in problem-solving and learned that he was very good at finding common denominators and adding fractions. He found his superpower! Now when he runs into […]Read More
It takes a Team to succeed.
At Club, we intentionally weave Character into everything we do, this truly shows it in action. Harvey is a 7-year-old boy who has been attending Club since the beginning of the school year. He is always willing to help around the club wherever he can. He shows kind caring and respectful behavior while at the […]Read More
Excitement builds to become a Club member!
Dustyn, our new Center Director in Menomonie shares, we have had a wait list since the beginning of the school year due to filling our staff positions. Each day, the youth on the waitlist comes up to the desk at River Heights Elementary Boys & Girls Club, wondering if/when they will be able to join. […]Read More
Safe Spaces + Kindness = New Friendships
Ashley our Black River Falls Lunda Center Director shares how the Club is a safe space, and the difference that makes, one child at a time! Recently, while I was welcoming kids into the building, a new member of the club as well as a new student in our school district was crying. I asked […]Read More
Old friendships and new, the word is spreading… we are expanding!
Molly, our Center Director in Chippewa Falls shares the exciting growth we are seeing in Chippewa Falls. As we kick off a new after-school year in Chippewa Falls, it has been so fun to see old friends reunited and new friendships blossoming. With the Club’s new building and our increased capacity, we are seeing more […]Read More
Countdown to joining the Club! Why we need to expand.
As the school year starts, we have a huge influx of new kids wanting to join the Club. We have had many new incoming members that were super excited to be part of the Club. One of our parents shared with us that their child, Stella, had a countdown for days when she could start […]Read More
Each month, the Club host a Youth Late Night. It is a special night for our members to celebrate their kind, caring, and respectful behaviors and have one themed night where they can be at the Club until 7:30pm. During our last youth late night, our theme was mystery night. Club members tested their thinking […]Read More
The Power of a Stretch
During our Power Hour program, a club member began to struggle to participate. He was shutting down mentally and physically in an obvious way by climbing under his desk and forming himself into a closed-off ball. The Youth Development Staff, Abigail, noticed what was happening and went over to try to talk to him. He […]Read More
A Safe Place for All!
Our staff can say they have heard it all, but in this case, they heard some great things! This story from our Center Director recaps a great reminder of how much our members learn from what they hear at the Club. She shares with us….. I heard one of our newer members make a comment […]Read More