Working Together to Build Great Futures
KIDSTOP is a collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club, the Sheboygan Area School District and the YMCA that launched in the fall of 2019. Through these three providers, KIDSTOP offers affordable, quality before and afterschool program options at the following sites: Cleveland/Montessori, Cooper, Grant, Jackson, James Madison, Lincoln-Erdman, Pigeon River/Etude at PRRC Wilson.
Since opening the Sheboygan Falls Club in 2007, we have worked with the Sheboygan Falls School District to ensure youth and teens have easy access to our services. Free bus transportation is provided directly from the elementary and middle schools for nearly 100 children each day. Boys & Girls Club staff ride the busses on these trips to ensure the safe and positive Club environment is also maintained in route.
The Boys & Girls Club is a proud partner agency, delivering programs in two of the three core United Way focus areas: Education and Health. United Way improves communities across Sheboygan County as places to live and do business through statewide initiatives, partnerships and advocacy.
In Sheboygan, we are able to reach hundreds of teens through our partnership with the Sheboygan County YMCA. Since 2015, the Club at the Y has made its home in their building. Teens benefit from regular access to the basketball courts, swimming pool and workout spaces. The YMCA encourages its teen members to take advantage of the Club at the Y, giving their teen members a safe, positive place to go after school or while waiting for sports practice.
A programming partner since 2012, Nourish provides monthly Good Food education at all Club youth sites. Each visit includes a wholesome chef-prepared snack along with 15 minutes of hands-on educational activities aimed to improve food literacy.
For Longfellow Elementary students, Dare to Dream brings weekly immersive adventure in which kids must take on roles and work together to complete a quest or solve a mystery. Each session explores character education themes and expands on classroom learning in the areas of Science, ELA, Social Studies, Music, Art, and more. Dare to Dream also uses our Sheboygan Falls clubhouse to rehearse performances of shows like Frozen II!
The Boys & Girls Club is an employer partner for Lakeland University's award winning Cooperative Education Program. Coop students from Lakeland earn academic credit for their work at the Clubs, allowing them to gain professional skills and experience while they stay on track to graduate in four years.
Our collaboration with Mental Health America brings no-cost sexual abuse prevention training to our staff, and we also leverage their services for Mindfulness programming at several Club sites.
Youth Agency Network
YAN is a collection of youth-serving agencies within Sheboygan County that work together to maximize the reach and quality of programming to kids in our community. Since 2019, YAN agencies have been collaborating to minimize duplicative services and increase opportunities for youth find the programs they need. By coming together, we build on each other’s strengths to have the greatest impact on the most youth. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club, current YAN agencies include: Mead Library, Runaway and Youth Services, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Friendship House, Safe Harbor, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, and Horizons4Girls