Our Mission for the month of June is Boys & Girls Club of Door County. For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have changed and saved young lives during the out-of-school time. We want every child in America to be in a safe, constructive environment when they are not at home or in school. e provide that safe haven for nearly 4 million youth every year, but there are millions more who need it, and we cannot do it alone.
John McMahon, the new CEO since late 2020 was asked,
“What’s new at the Door County Club”?
“Well, just about everything. New programming, new locations supporting all of Door County, new staff members, new partnerships, new Summer Camp (Camp LeVoy), and a new opportunity to be an even better club for our community kids than ever before.
We got here by taking the opportunity during the pandemic to imagine what the best childhood would look like in Door County and what were the elements, experiences, and resources every child should have access to get the most out of growing up in this community, and whether we were in line with the results. Turned out that we were in some areas and not in others.
In the end we came up with four areas that we wanted to inspire our kids to do: Learn, Create, Explore, and Share. With those four inspirations we then built our new organization model, delivery models and programming around each by creating what we call our “4 Pillars“.
“First, to inspire our kids to learn, we created the Academic Success program. Next, to inspire kids and to expose them to the opportunities to be creative, we established our Arts & Culture Academy. And in order to ensure that our community kids explore our rich natural resources, we created The Outdoor Club. Our 4th and most important program is our Community Table Project, which is focused on teaching kids how important it is to share and give back to a community that gives to them.”
The goal is to serve as many kids as possible and raise the Club to the top of the community’s conscience. As you can imagine, this is a large task coming out of the pandemic with reduced staff and students.
If you would like to know more about the Boys and Girls Club of Door County CEO, click on the following link to a 15-minute interview with John McMahon.
The Door County Boys and Gils Club needs all the funds and support Door County, and our church can muster. Please be generous with your thoughts, prayers, and donations.
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