SBGC Newsletter | October 2019

Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs
Beloit, WI & South Beloit IL

Dear Supporters

Dear Supporters,

October and Fall are upon us. So many great things going on at our clubs as you will see from the enclosed newsletter and photos.

Our club, along with the 158 other club sites in Wisconsin, recently launched a national “Agenda for America’s Youth” advocacy platform. We, along with the other clubs in Wisconsin, provide services to over 143,000 youth after school and on weekends, more youth than any other state in the country for population. Whether it’s building a better workforce, responding to childhood trauma, or preventing kids from using cigarettes and opiates, we have solutions to Wisconsin’s top problems. We are a trusted voice in our communities. We are open every day after school and, as data indicates, provide programming that gives young people access to skills, opportunities and mentors and the opportunity to succeed. Our clubs not only make kids’ childhoods safer, we build resiliency that will last young people a lifetime. We champion issues that support youth in making positive decisions and embracing Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness. When every young person in the Stateline Area has access to quality out-of-school time opportunities, when they’re safe emotionally and physically, when they are healthy and when they have the leadership skills for Great Futures – that is how we ensure equity and inclusion for all young people.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our mission and for your impact on the lives of the youth of the Stateline!

Thanks for all you do,

Mark Rand | Chief Professional Officer - Stateline Boys & Girls Club

Mark A. Rand

Chief Executive Officer

Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs Annual Giving Campaign is now open! Here’s your opportunity to support our kids and our clubs! You can donate online, via mail, or by simply stopping by one of our clubs! Our goal this year is $25,000. Help us get there and check back for updates of progress!

Stateline Family YMCA’s 2019 Corporate Cup

Lindsey Hartwig, our Board President, and Tim McKevett, Board Member, competed in the Corporate Cup Games. They’re seen here competing with their employers in the Executive Games.

16th Annual Sips and Treats Event

On Thursday, November 21 from 5:30-9:30PM we will holding one of our major fundraisers. Most of you have received a flyer through the mail. If you have not please click on the button below to find out more information. You don’t want to miss this fun night!

Congratulations to the Stateline Boys & Girls Club for receiving United Way funding during the 2019-2021 grant funding cycle. UWBR will be investing $280,000 into Youth Development & Guidance at the club which provides after school and summer youth development and guidance programming for members age 6-18. Thank you United Way donors for making this investment possible.

SBGC United Way Check

United Way Day of Caring (Sept. 18th)

Beloit Site

Stateline Boys & Girls Club had some wonderful #GameChangers at the Beloit and South Beloit Locations today! Thank you to Mule Hide Group & Kerry Ingredient & Flavours for coming to the Beloit Club and doing some major painting inside and outside our building! You have beautified our Club!

South Beloit Site

Thank you to Blackhawk Bank, Andritz for coming to the South Beloit Club and doing some major painting and outdoor work. You have transformed the Cub inside and out! #DOC2019 #LiveUnited

Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center

Thank you Eboni from Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center for coming to South Beloit Club for Teen Night and doing activities with our teens centered around positive self image! We look forward to your next visit!

South Beloit Club News

South Beloit had a very transforming September! Day of Caring was held on September 18, and was a huge hit; not just for our building and organization but for our members too! Members had a blast walking around the building and seeing all the wonderful new colorful walls, little library and much more! Their favorite phrase for that day was “thank you for making our club more beautiful”. The “thank you” goes to our wonderful Day of Caring Volunteers from Blackhawk Bank and Andritz.

South Beloit Club also started having its first Friday Teen Night of the month. This month teens participated in Nerf wars and ate as much pizza as they could! Stay tuned for the next Friday Teen Night to see what’s planned. Normal Teen Hours are Monday-Thursday, 5:30-7:30PM.

A huge thank to the Domestic Violence and Survivor Center for coming to speak to our members on how to be a good friend and not a bully. Also, a big Thank you goes to the South Beloit Police Department for taking the time to hang out and play a few games with our members this month! We are so happy to have all of these amazing community organizations taking the time to visit, and make a positive impact on our members!

Upcoming Dates in October 

  • Teen Nights- Members in 5th Grade and up, Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30PM, dinner is included.
  • October 14-No School Day: The South Beloit Club will be open 7am-5:30pm. $10 AM Fee hours are 7am-12PM, after 12PM the Club is free for all current members. Please remember to bring a lunch!
  • October 25: Family Halloween Party 5-7:30PM- members and their families can come dressed to scare and to have fun at our spooky Halloween party!

Meghan Moffett-Minter

Unit Director 

South Beloit Club had its first Friday Teen Night of the school year! We were super excited to see so many of our teens come to our Nerfs Wars! Teen Nights are held Monday through Thursday 5:30-7:30PM, with one Friday per month where we will have an extra fun activity or trip planned!

Students in the 21st Century Program at South Beloit High School learned how to make sushi.  Who’s hungry?!

Beloit Club News

Kids are back in school and our After School programming is in full swing! We open early on the schools Early Release Wednesdays starting at 1:30PM.

Teen Nights have begun and are scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening from 6–8PM. The opportunities for Teens this year have increased this includes: swimming, excursions, mental health awareness curriculum, Ice Hogs games, bowling, volunteer opportunities and so much more. Students must be in 6th – 12th grade to participate. Call the Club to register today – cost is only $20 for the year!

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 11No School – Club is open from 10AM.– 5PM. Free for all WI Shares families and those using automatic withdraw to pay for monthly Club fees. $10 per child otherwise. $5 per child for early care from 7–10AM.
  • Friday, October 25Halloween Party at the Club from 6–7:30PM – Adult chaperone required.
  • November 1 – Half Day Dismissal – Club will open early.
  • November 19Family Thanksgiving Dinner at 4:30PM.
  • December 13- No School Day – Club is open!
  • The Club will be closed Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2.

Emily Peterson

Director of School-Aged Programs

Fee-Based After School Site Care for Todd & Robinson

If you are interested, the cost is $100.00 per month and the 2019 membership fee.  Please stop in and register your child today, we still have spots available! It is located in your child’s school and serving children Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00PM, ages 7-10.  Your child must attend that school location to be able to enroll.

Caris Haley

Director of Community Programs

Teen Nights are back in Beloit! Tuesday – Friday every week 6:00-8:00PM. 6th Grade and up. They played hide and seek in the dark and an awesome rendition of musical chairs after pizza. There’s much, much more to come!

Hendricks CareerTek

Eighty South Beloit High School and Middle School students had a chance to listen to and ask questions of a career panel focused on the fields of architecture and construction. We sincerely hope that this discussion helped the students start to think more about their future career path, especially a field that they are passionate about!

A special thank you to Austin Foley (Foley Electricity), Joe Stadelman (Angus-Young Associates ), Jose Carbajal (CCI), Josh Biddick (Road Rock Companies, Inc.), and Marcus Kinsey (CCI) for being our guests of honors for the panel.

Thank you for your continued support of the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs


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