There is No Silver Bullet to Success.
It takes an army of people, a safe environment, high-quality programs and unique experiences to level the playing field. We don’t just do one thing, we do whatever it takes to build great futures.
2021 YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Memphis has been attending the Boys & Girls Club since he was ten years old and is a current member at the Club at the Y. He takes advantage of everything the Club has to offer, and works hard to give back just as much as he gets from the experience. Memphis is especially skilled at making others feel welcome, and he’s always a good listener when someone is having a hard day. He says he knows what it's like to feel down, and so he strives to help others who may feel the same. Memphis leads with kindness and compassion. He says the Club gives him something to look forward to each day and a support system that feels like family.
2021 JUNIOR YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Ava is a helper and role model for younger members at the Sheboygan Falls Club she attends. She enjoys stepping up for leadership roles and is active in improving her Club and community. Some of Ava’s favorite programs have been Stride Academics, Photography Club, Drawing Club and Ninja Warrior Club. She says being at the Club helps her with school, and gives her a place to feel at ease if things are stressful. She loves the kind and caring staff and says the Club taught her how to have fun and stay safe at the same time.
“He doesn’t give up, even when things get tough for him. He is always willing to serve others, either at the Club or in the community. He is the first person to volunteer to help and the last to throw in the towel.”
- Unit Director Andrew Jakus
“She is kind to all people, treats her peers with respect, takes her academics seriously, uses her talents to serve others, and always always has a smile on her face.”
- Staff member Bailey
It all adds up. Safe places plus trained staff and impactful programming equals better outcomes for our kids.
- A 2016 study conducted by the Institute for Social Research and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan found that every $1 invested in Boys & Girls Clubs returns nearly $10 in current and future earnings, as well as cost-savings to our community.
- How? Clubs help increase the earning power of parents, as well as of youth when they become adults. They also contribute to major savings for society by helping to prevent costly expenditures for health care, public assistance programs, and criminal justice system involvement and incarceration.
Every $1 invested in the Boys & Girls Club returns nearly $10 in benefits to Sheboygan County.