SBGC Newsletter | September 2019

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

Dear Supporters

Dear Supporters,

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 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!

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.

Upcoming Dates

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!

Meghan Moffett-Minter

Unit Director 

Beloit Club News

It was definitely a Summer to Remember at the Beloit Boys & Girls Club. We served over 150 children this summer with quality programs related to gardening, STEM, art, reading, math, computer coding, gym, sports, games, and more! We took children swimming once per week at the Krueger Pool and also took children on many field trips including Medieval Times, Wild West Town, Henry Vilas Zoo, Volcano Falls, Museums and more. We hosted a Summer Carnival and Talent Show, as well. We are definitely sad to see summer pass us by!

Summer may be over, but the fun will certainly continue throughout the school year. We encourage you to join us for after-school programming from 3:00 – 6:30PM daily and 2:00 – 6:30PM on Wednesdays. If you are 12 or older, plan to stay for Teen Nights Tuesday-Friday from 6:30 – 8:00PM.

If your child will be attending our program(s) or you are even interested in receiving more information, please plan to join us at the Beloit Boys & Girls Club (1851 Moore St.) on Thursday, September 12 from

4-7PM for our back to school kick-off night! We will provide mock programming, light refreshments, a meet and greet with Staff, and help you with registration paperwork, including WI Shares childcare subsidies. See you there!

Emily Peterson

Director of School-Aged Programs

In 2019-2020 we will be working hard to better serve the needs of our families in our community. This school year we will be providing after school transportation to the Club, care at the Merrill Community Center and direct care at some school site locations.

Before School Care will be offered to Aldrich, McNeel, and Cunningham Intermediate schools. If you are interested, you can register your child at their school location.

After School van services to Hackett, Rock County Christian, St. John’s Lutheran, Aldrich, Cunningham, Fruzen, and McNeel Schools. If you are interested in after school transportation, please stop by the club to sign your child today, as seating is limited for the After School van services. The van services will start Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

If you are interested in After School Care at Gaston, Hackett & Cunningham, please see that school to sign up your student.

If you are looking for Fee Base After School Care for Todd & Robinson, the cost is $100.00 per month and the 2019 membership fee.  Please stop in and register your child today, there is limited spots for students!! The fall program starts September 3, 2019.

Caris Haley

Director of Community Programs

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!

Hendricks CareerTek

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


Boys & Girls clubs fill the gap between school and home. We provide welcoming, positive environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.

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