We believe that Boys & Girls Club is poised to be one of the most compelling forces shaping the future of Door County.
Boys & Girls Club of Door County’s efforts are a great equalizer. The children we serve are those most likely to remain in our community and become our future workforce, parents, volunteers and civic leaders. By providing academic support, access to technology, 21st century life skills, and mentoring, it’s easy to imagine the impact of these efforts in the next 5, 10 or even 20 years. In contrast, if we don’t take active measures to support our most vulnerable population, where will we be then?
Research shows that children in lower-income homes have fewer financial resources and less access to learning-rich environments. They typically have less access to summer camps, extracurricular programs and mentoring. This social and academic achievement gap between children in poverty and those from higher income households is exactly what Boys & Girls Club targets.
So How Can You Help?
By donating your time, talents or financial gifts YOU can make a positive difference in the lives of these children. Even small donations of $5 or $10 can have a big impact on our ability to provide services so badly needed.
Did you Know?
It costs over $1,000 per child in direct costs to provide service through the school year.
Local Clubs are supported only by their local community – just 4% of our budget comes from government funding sources.
22% of Wisconsin children are unsupervised after school.
We provide basic needs so that hunger, lack of clothing and other necessities do not stand between our children and their future success.
40% of currently active members come from households with incomes of less than $35,000 per year
53% of our currently active members qualify for free or reduced lunch
53% of our members live in a single parent household.