Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman visited the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha late last week to present a local proclamation in celebration of a national observation.
National Boys & Girls Club Week began Saturday, June 25, and continues through Friday (July 1).
Locally, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha got its start in 1992 and has since blossomed into a thriving organization that provides a wide range of programs and services for youth and families in the community.
Today, the proclamation notes, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha serves more than 12,500 young people annually, providing a safe, supportive place for them to participate in high-quality youth development programming.
Additionally, the local club makes a positive impact in the lives of young people through its youth employment program, and it provides tens of thousands of nutritional meals each year.
In 2021, the Kenosha club provided $48,000 in scholarship funds.
“The Boys & Girls Club is an outstanding organization that serves many important functions for the community,” Kerkman said. “Kenosha County appreciates all that it does.”