Whatever It Takes to Build
The Club opens its doors five days a week to serve our community's kids. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley is home away from home where caring, educated adults care for infants, children and teens when their parents and caregivers cannot. It is a place where a teen can go and get a hot meal as well as homework help with certified teachers after school. It is a place where a single working parent knows their child is in a safe place before and after school. It is where a new mom can take her infant child and be confident that their needs are getting met as she goes back to work. The Club changes lives everyday!
With your help the Club will be able to change even more lives!!
Campaign Gifts $6,705,985.00 (1/23/2020)
Endowment Gifts $1,015,000.00 (1/23/2020)
With a little more then $3 Millions left to raise every little bit counts. Please consider making a donation or pledge to the Campaign. With more than 80 children on the wait list for our early childhood programs the need is NOW! With the new Clubhouse we will be able to expand our programming by 35% for early childhood 6 weeks to 1st Grade and 50% for school age and teens 2nd Grade through High School. For more information visit the capital campaign page or call the Club.
Poverty matters: Almost 50% of young children in low-income families live with a single parent, while only 14% in above low-income families do. In the absence of protective relationships, serious, prolonged elevated stress responses most often associated with poverty, domestic violence, and substance abuse are very damaging to healthy brain development.
- MELIG (Maine Early Learning Investment Group): A Plan to Elevate Maine's Economy by Transforming Communities Through Strategic Quality Early Childhood Investments
In One Member’s Words:
“Having come to The Club for the last twelve years, I have witnessed the struggles many kids have had to go through. I have seen my peers placed into the foster care system. I have seen the effect that divorce has on kids and I have seen the embarrassment of a friend having a parent become incarcerated. I have been coming to the Club throughout personal struggles of my own. As “Club Kids” we have grown to celebrate together, cry together, experience opportunity together and even mourn together. The Club is where family exists when your own fails you. This is what The Boys & Girls Club means to me.” – Jada Lin