Fort Community Credit Union supports Club with 2018 BE GREAT Sponsorship

 

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Fort Community Credit Union supports Club with 2018 BE GREAT Sponsorship

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. – Fort Community Credit Union is once again supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson’s as a BE GREAT Corporate Sponsor. FCCU has been a long time supporter of the Club. “The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe place for kids to learn and grow after school. FCCU is committed to improving the quality of life for the youth in Fort Atkinson, and we appreciate how the Club enables young people to become caring, responsible members of the community. The Club helps develop student leaders who will eventually become community leaders. We are very fortunate to have such an impactful Club in our community.” Said Susan Johnson, CEO of FCCU

According to Club Director Alicia Norris, the Boys & Girls Club will use the sponsorship to sustain their after school programming in the four public elementary schools. "The Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson appreciates the ongoing support of local businesses like FCCU,” noted Norris.  “We are appreciative of their support so we can continue the work of our mission, strategic goals and ultimately have a bigger impact on the youth of our community.”

The Club currently has 270 registered Club members, 20 part-time staff members and two full-time staff for the 2017-2018 school year. It has sites open at all four public elementary schools from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Club offers a variety of activities, positive role models, and a safe environment for elementary school kids who are at least six years old.

The Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson relies on donations from the community to keep the program accessible to all youth. For more information about the Club or to donate, visit www.bgcfortatkinson.org. or follow the Club on Facebook and Instagram.

Our 2017 Year in Pictures

With the first full week of 2018 complete, we took some time to reflect on 2017 and the year we had at the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson. It was another eventful year for the Club. We offered our after school program at all four of the public elementary schools- ending the 2016/2017 school year with 299 registered members. We also offered our wrap around summer program for 11 weeks during the summer months to a record 132 Club members! Our staff continues to grow and expand as our programs develop. Our Club staff & volunteers worked countless hours to ensure our Club sites are operating and every member who enters our doors feels part of our BGC family.

We played a lot of games, did a lot of projects, tried new things, explored new places, met new people, welcomed new staff and said "see you later" to others. We hosted our Wings & Wheels Fly-In Breakfast and raced our rubber ducks for the Duck Race. We welcomed 3 new board members and our Board went through Strategic Planning to carry our mission, vision and values forward. Most notably, we started a Junior Youth of the Year Competition and hosted a breakfast to celebrate 8 of our amazing members.

We can continue to do all of these great things because of the amazing support of our community. We are always amazed by our donors dedication to youth and our efforts to ensure that every kid & staff who enter our doors- have what it takes.

2018 is looking to be another influential year for our organization. We have lots of fresh ideas to ensure we can provide the best Club Experience to the hundreds of members we serve throughout the year. We will be looking at new program structure & activities, revamping our summer program, improving our staff training models and working to better serve more kids in the community. We will also be kicking off a new event in October- Harvest for the Club- a master chef style event that will feature local food and fair.

Enjoy our 2017 Year in Pictures!

Celebrating the Holidays at the Club

One of the many rewarding things about working at the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson is being able to bring “yourself” to the Club.  During this holiday season, experiencing the ways in which Club staff and volunteers brought their creative and caring selves to the Club each day was heartwarming and inspiring.

Each day our Club members come to our Club sites at 3pm and spend the afternoon with Club staff and volunteers who have organized snack, planned activities, and prepared as a team for a safe and enjoyable Club experience.  The holiday activities that took place at our Club sites highlighted the important work that our Club staff and volunteers do to inspire our Club members to do GREAT things.  All of the Club site holiday parties were planned with careful attention to details.  Cards, treats and gifts were personalized for Club members.  Club staff and volunteers attended school holiday concert performances after work hours.  Please take a few moments to visit our Facebook page, review the holiday activities and pictures, and share in the joy that staff and volunteers took part in providing for our Club members this December.

Reflecting on a memorable and successful December at our Club sites and looking forward to the year 2018, I am truly thankful for a hardworking and dedicated team of Club staff and volunteers.  To our BGC Fort staff and volunteers: Have a safe and happy holiday with your families and friends, returning to our Club sites in January to share more of your wonderful selves with our Club members.

Who is ready for 2018? 

BGC Fort is ready for 2018! 

Follow us this year as we continue to do GREAT things!

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Sincerely,

Melissa Napiorkowski, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson