Spend Your Summer at the Boys & Girls Club!
Summer Programming at the Menomonie Center runs from June 13th thru August 24th. Serving grades 3rd thru 5th, the summer includes full-day programming, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm (with pick-ups from 5:30-6:00pm). The Menomonie Center offers half day programming from 1:00pm-6:00pm when SDMA Summer Academy is in session June 18th-29th & July 9th-20th, and full-day programming when SDMA Summer Academy is not in session.
We would like to introduce you to our Advisory Council Member of the Month, Katie Johnson! Katie is a Health Educator at Mayo Clinic Health System and has been a member of the Advisory Council since 2016. Katie’s position involves working with the youth in the community. She recognized the need to help the youth and knew the Boys & Girls Club would be the perfect fit for her.
Katie’s favorite program at the Club is Power Hour, our homework help and tutoring program. Katie said, “I know what it was like as a student to struggle with homework. You can see the Club members stress level decrease when they know they have successfully completed their homework. This helps the members to have fun and fully engage in all other Club activities.” Katie really enjoys interacting with the members and volunteering at the Club. She says, “They are so full of life, knowledge and joy!”
Thank you, Katie, for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of the youth in our community! #GreatFuturesStartHere #MemberoftheMonth
The Boys & Girls Club's Menomonie Center officially opened October 27th of 2014. Boys & Girls Club programs will be offered to River Heights 3-5 grade students and offers transportation from Oaklawn, Wakanda, Downsville and Knapp Elementary schools to the Club afterschool each day, to provide outreach to additonal youth in the area.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley oversee the Mary Markquart Center in Eau Claire, the Jackson County Center in Black River Falls, and the Chippewa Falls Center. The Menomonie Center is the fourth organization under the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s umbrella. Currently, the entire organization is serving over 1,100 members through membership, community outreach and special events.
The Menomonie Center is open during the school year from 3pm – 7pm on school days, from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on select non-school days and during the summer from 12:30pm - 6:00 pm on half days and from 7:30am – 6pm on full days . The Club provides daily snack during the school year along with breakfast, lunch and two snacks during non-school days and the summer months. To participate in all of the programs, meals and special events, youth must enroll as a Boys & Girls Club member which includes a fee of only $15 per person or $30 per household annually.