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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WALWORTH COUNTY AWARDED “NOURISH OUR COMMUNITY” GRANT BY CONAGRA BRANDS FOUNDATION

DELAVAN, WI — In support of Hunger Action Month and to underscore its commitment to fighting food insecurity, Conagra Brands Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual “Nourish Our […]

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“The Generous Home” generates $1.2 million for local nonprofits

  “The Generous Home,” a new program developed by Veridian Homes, has generated $1.2 million through local business donations for 15 area nonprofits. The program’s goal was to build a […]

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A Tribute to Paul Tonnesen, The Godfather of CEOs

I have known Paul Tonnesen for almost a decade and this man has been a great advisor, friend, and my coach for many years. I met Paul when he was […]

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‘What do you need us to do?’: Inside local community group, physician-led efforts to vaccinate Madison’s BIPOC population

Dane County has become a national model for distribution done right, after the Centers for Disease Control ranked Dane number one in COVID-19 vaccination among counties with more than 300,000 […]

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Bridge work: Programs that support Wisconsin’s college-bound students adapt to new realities

Vanessa Hernandez was preparing for college before she even fully understood the concept of higher education. When she was in second grade, she heard from a staff member at a […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County CEO Statement on Face Mask Ordinance for Dane County

“Starting July 13, 2020, face masks will be mandatory to wear here in Dane County. This mandate will require everyone ages 5 and up to wear a face mask or face cover. This is required in […]

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Open Letter to Madison Wisconsin from Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County CEO

Are you concerned? Is there a division and a bridge that’s making it hard for solutions to be made in Madison? People are being arrested, statutes are being torn down, […]

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BGC of Dane County Statement – June 8, 2020

It is the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full […]

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Dane County COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund Grant Recipients

We are pleased to share that 39 agencies will receive grants ranging from $1,500 to $25,000. They will receive 40% of the funds upfront, 30% in thirty days and once […]

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BGC Dane County Statement

Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. […]

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Grant Opportunity – Dane County COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, Selfless Ambition, United Way of Dane County, and other community based organizations partnered to raise funds to cover the essential needs of young […]

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Dane County COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs (BGC), Selfless Ambition and other community based organizations will partner to raise funds to cover the essential needs of young people and their families affected by […]

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF DANE COUNTY CANCELS MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT WITH 3,000+ PEOPLE ON SATURDAY AND WILL CANCEL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS AND COLLEGE FIELD TRIPS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Madison, WI – Dear BGC Community, BGC of Dane County has always put the safety of our young people and our communities first, and this drives all our decisions. Today, […]

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BGC OF DANE COUNTY HIRES NEW ACTING CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Madison, WI – Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Ford-Harris to its senior leadership team. Laura joins the Club as the […]

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Sun Prairie Supply Drive

As we prepare for the Grand Opening of the McKenzie Family Boys & Girls Club, we are in need of additional supplies. We are seeking donations of the following items […]

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AVID/TOPS EVALUATION PROVES SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC GAINS FOR FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

Madison, WI – The most recent evaluation of the AVID/TOPS (Advancement Via Individual Determination [AVID] and Teens of Promise [TOPS]) program demonstrates statistically significant academic gains for first generation, college […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Announces $1M Contribution Towards Sun Prairie Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County is gearing up to open the doors to the Sun Prairie location in January 2020 and will need help from the community to […]

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PACKED BUS OF DANE COUNTY YOUTH RETURN FROM WASHINGTON D.C.

Madison, WI – On Friday, August 16th, 2019 between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, a bus of 40 youth and 8 chaperones from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane […]

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A Statement on Behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County

A statement was released today from the Sun Prairie School District regarding allegations connected to a Michael A. Johnson. Although we are saddened and troubled to hear of the alleged […]

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LOCAL EMPLOYEE OF PALMER JOHNSON POWER SYSTEMS RACES ACROSS THE U.S. TO RAISE $25K FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS MEMBERS

Madison, WI – Today at 4:15 PM at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County’s Taft Club, Club members will be bidding farewell and best wishes to Tyler Ubinger, […]

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MORE THAN 150 AVID/TOPS STUDENTS ANNOUNCE PLANS TO ATTEND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE U.S.

Madison, WI – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, in partnership with Madison Metropolitan School District, is thrilled to announce that 100% of current AVID/TOPS senior class students […]

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF DANE COUNTY HIRES DR. SARAH GHEE AS NEW EVP/COO

Madison, WI – After receiving 179 applications for the EVP/Chief Operating Officer position at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, Dr. Sarah Ghee, an executive with the United Way […]

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All youth and teen programs are cancelled today

Attention Boys & Girls Club Families: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County clubs are closed for all Youth and Teen programming on Tuesday, February 12,2019  due to the weather. […]

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Agency will close due to severe weather

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County will be closed Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday January 31 due to extremely severe weather conditions. This includes the admin offices, youth […]

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Agency Closed Due to Weather

Attention Boys & Girls Club Families: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County clubs are closed for all Youth and Teen programming on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 due to the […]

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Clubs are closing at 6:00 pm for Youth and Teen programming due to the weather

Attention Boys & Girls Club Families:  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County Clubs are closing at 6:00 pm for Youth and Teen programming due to the weather.    Families should […]

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Michael Johnson Returns to Boys & Girls Club of Dane County as CEO

Michael Johnson Returns to Boys & Girls Club of Dane County as CEO Under Johnson’s past leadership, graduation rates and programming success soared  MADISON, Wis.—November 1, 2018—The Boys & Girls […]

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Amber Alert

Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs (13 years) Last seen Oct 15, 2018 in Barron, WI On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:53AM, a 911 call was […]

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November Board of Directors Meeting Open to the Community

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is welcoming the community to join us for our November 20, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting. The meeting will take place at […]

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Statement on ICE activity in Dane County

We share the deep concern of those in our community over recent ICE activity in our area. We take this situation extremely seriously and are actively working with local officials […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County, Fort Atkinson, and Walworth County to Merge

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane Countyand  Walworth County Boards of Directors unanimously voted to become one non-profit organization. In the upcoming months the organization will be looking to rebrand, […]

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BGCDC Closed

February 9, 2018: Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is Closed! As per our policy, when Madison Schools close for weather conditions, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County closes […]

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BGCDC to Host Teen Town Hall Meeting

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 a 6:30 pm, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will host a Teen Town Hall Meeting where youth of Madison will have a round […]

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Donate Toys for 2018 Holiday Toy Drive

We are very excited to continue our tradition of the Boys & Girls Club Holiday Toy Drive! For many of our kids, this is the only gift they will receive. […]

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Sun Prairie Middle & High School Students Raise Money for BGCDC

Today, Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie hosted its 3rd annual Social Justice Youth Summit which covered a wide array of topics/workshops for students to participate in. The […]

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Stand Up Fitchburg

Stand Up for the Kids of Fitchburg! JOIN US to STAND UP against proposed cuts by the CITY OF FITCHBURG!

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Boys & Girls Club of Dane County Collects Supplies for Texas Flood Victims

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is collecting supplies and donations for Texas flood victims. On Thursday, Michael Johnson, CEO, and other volunteers will …

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Former Green Bay Packer Star Leads Free Football Camp in Madison

MADISON (Madison365) – Former NFL nose tackle and Green Bay Packer Super Bowl Champion Gilbert Brown was in town this morning to lead a camp …

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