It is hard to believe it is the middle of August already. We wrapped up our annual 3PM Campaign Week last week and are finishing up our summer program next week before the 2018-2019 school year starts on Tuesday, September 4th.
Our 3PM Campaign Week was amazing. We spent a week out and about in the community with Club staff, members & families and board volunteers all in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of after school programs like the Boys & Girls Club. Now more than ever, kids need organizations like ours to keep them safe, engaged and on a path to success.
Research has shown that after school programs provide critical life skills for kids to succeed both in school and life. According to Afterschool Alliance, 88% of parents who have kids regularly participating in afterschool programs developed strong social skills, 78% improve their behavior at school and make better decisions, and 77% gain workforce skills like teamwork, leadership and critical thinking. At the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Atkinson, 75% of our Club members said they feel like they can make a difference in their community, 93% feel confident that they can do most things if they try their best and 92% said they try to help people if they are having a problem.
We could not do this without the support of our community. We appreciate the continued support to make this vital program happen so we can continue inspiring BRIGHT FUTURES for hundreds of kids each year.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Back2School Bash- Friday, August 24th from 3-6pm at Jones Park
Duck Race and Day for Kids- Saturday, September 15th at Bicentennial Park
NEW Harvest for the Club Dinner- Wednesday, October 10th at Kutz Dairy Farm LLC
With thanks- Alicia Norris