OUR HISTORY

Creating bright futures since 2013

Local History

2013

Our local center became a chartered affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of Janesville, opening its doors at the Phoenix Middle School in Delavan, WI. 

2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County hired Jeff Contreras as the Club Director and is now the Director of Operations.

2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and Walworth County Boards of Directors unanimously voted to become one non-profit organization. The organization will re-brand itself, realign staff positions, and increase services to young people throughout the region. The Club has its first ever Summer Camp at Turtle Creek Elementary.

National History

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut - Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.   With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boys interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals.  A cause was born.

1906

Several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement and our national organization.

1931

The Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.

1956

The Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter.

1990

To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter.

2006

This marked the Centennial year of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as we celebrated 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.

OF WALWORTH COUNTY

Delavan-Darien School District is a proud sponsor of Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County

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