The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations that work to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are a community-based organization that employs ten paid professional staff members, supplemented by part-time volunteers.
The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County (BGCLC) first opened its doors in December 2000. This year we will be celebrating our 15th year of serving the youth of Langlade County. The activities and programs offered share the common goal of advancing our mission of enabling all young people to achieve their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. This is achieved mainly through after-school and summer programs, which provide a safe, nurturing place for kids to come more than 180 days a year.
All of our programs are offered for nominal fees, with financial assistance available to those who can’t afford to pay. No child is ever turned away from the Boys & Girls Club for financial reasons. Nutritious snacks and meals are served to every member every day after school and during our summer sessions as part of summer camp (in many cases, these are their only hot meals of the day).
In our first year of service we had only 109 registered members with an average daily attendance of 19 youth and served 76 youth through community outreach. We have continued to grow our membership and youth served each year. Today, more than 552 young people at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County.
Our vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
In 2014 we achieved many of our organizational goals that were layout in our 3 year strategic plan. Some of our successes from 2014 were:
- Increase average daily attendance by 27% 27%
- Increase registered members by 35% 35%