SBGC Newsletter | September 2019
Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs
Beloit, WI & South Beloit IL
September is bittersweet. It marks the end of summer here at our clubs, but also means Back to School and After School Programming. I wanted to take a second to give a huge thank you to our Staff at both of our clubs and our extension sites this summer. You made each day fun for all our members, and most importantly, made a positive impact on the lives of many. You guys rock! For those staff heading back to college, best wishes for a great year! Come back and see us soon!
I read an article recently about Boys & Girls Clubs and After School Programming and it continues to inspire me. More than 11 million kids nationwide leave school every day with no place to go-unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. After school is a dangerous time when kids can get into trouble. Juvenile crime escalates between 3:00-7:00pm when kids have no place to go. That’s where we come in. We provide that supervised, guided, safe place after school. We invest in young people by instilling confidence in them to become problem solvers, innovators and leaders who will shape our world. Just like our tag line states, “When schools are out, Clubs are in – we change and save lives.”
Annual Campaign Update – we are at 33% of our $25,000 goal. Annual Campaign runs through December 31, 2019. Thank you for continuing to invest in young people by supporting our clubs. We truly could not do what we do without people like you!
Thanks for all you do,
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!
Thank you Illinois American Water!
Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to creating GREAT FUTURES for the almost 2,000 young people that walk through our doors every day. Those young people come to our clubs for many reasons, one of those reasons being food. We provide meals and snacks to all of the young people that visit our clubs. One of our Community Champions, Illinois American Water, is committed to supporting our mission to provide meals and snacks to all of our young people. Thanks to their generous donation, all of our meals and snacks this school year will be sponsored by Illinois American Water. They truly believe that GREAT FUTURES do start here at our Clubs! Thank You Illinois American Water!
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 tab to find out more information. You don’t want to miss this fun night!
South Beloit News
South Beloit had a fun-filled summer, and we are so sad to see it go! We had so many fun trips, science experiments, reading programs from the South Beloit Library; and so much more! Now our sights are set on having another GREAT school year! The South Beloit Site opened for After School Programming on August 15. Our After School Site will be open for members ages 6 & up, Monday- Friday 2:30-5:30 pm. Starting in September we will be having Teen Nights, for 5th grade & up, Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested in After School Programming or Teen Nights and have questions, please contact Meghan at the South Beloit Club 815/389-3634.
September 2 – CLOSED for Labor Day
September 3 – Teen Nights Start for Grade 5th & Up (5:30-7:30pm)
September 20 – Day for Kids (3:00-6:00pm)
September 20 – Friday Teen Night (5:30-8:00 pm)
September 25 – Early Dismissal Day (Open 1:30-5:30pm, Teen Night 5:30-7:30pm)
September 26 – Early Dismissal Day (Open 1:30-5:30pm, Teen Night 5:30-7:30pm)
September 27 – No School Day- South Beloit Club will be open 7:00am-5:30pm.
- 7:00am-12pm – $10.00 AM Care Fee per member
- 12:00-5:30pm – Free for all 2019 members. Please remember to bring a lunch that day!
Beloit Club News
End of the Summer Program Fun!
Members had a great last day at the South Beloit Club! We had water games all day to celebrate our last day! Thank you to Mark’s Pizza for providing our pizza today! Also, the members got to get their revenge on the staff! Members got to pick a balloon filled with mystery substance (whip cream, chocolate sauce, apple sauce..etc) and the staff popped them over their heads! Many laughs (from the members) and tears (from the staff) were had!
Thank You Hoo Haven
On August 2 the South Beloit Club went on a field trip to Hoo Haven. Members got to learn about different animals that they rescue and rehabilitate!