For over 30 years the Boys & Girls Club of Janesville has helped our community by providing equal access to a safe and educational place for local youth to go when they are not in school.

The number of kids our Club serves has been growing over the years and we are at capacity in our current building. In order to continue to provide needed services to youth in our community, our Club is looking to the future as we begin our capital and endowment campaign for a new building. This building project will provide a larger space overall, more programming space, a dedicated teen center, and the opportunity to provide services for more youth and our community.

We are working with Snell and Associates as our campaign consultant and completed a community support assessment in April 2022.  Our Club received a $750,000 Pay it Forward grant in April from the City of Janesville. The city and the community stand behind this project and our mission to enable and inspire all youth, especially those who need us most.

Why Does Janesville Need a New Boys & Girls Club Building?

  • Our current building is 12,000 square feet which severely limits the number of kids that can be in the building at one time
  • We are looking to build a 30,000 square foot facility and triple the amount of youth we provide services to
  • Our summer waiting list had over 100 kids we could not serve because of our limited space
  • Every day 1 out of 4 kids leave school with no place to go leaving them unsupervised and unsafe approximately 25 hours a week
  • Our after-school programs are at capacity and we currently have a waiting list
  • With three-quarters of our members qualifying for free or reduced meals, our programming is helping address poverty in our community
  • Our community deserves a strong work force and our youth deserve a great future and social and emotional support. Our programs are centered around literacy, STEM, workforce development, and ensuring our youth have the resources to succeed

None of this is possible without the support of our community. As we continue our capital and endowment campaign, we ask that community members consider a gift for this project and encourage everyone to take some time to visit us here at the Club. See first-hand how we are changing and improving the lives of youth in our community and how to be a part of that.

Contact CEO Rebecca Veium at 608-755-0575 or rveium@bgcjanesville.org to set up a tour.