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Govenor Pence visits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

In a surprise visit, Governor Pence dropped by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne last September, 2014. After putting on a Club t-shirt, he took time to get to know some of the young members, talked about his duties as governor with a group of 10-12 year old boys, and asked teens about problems that concern them.

"I'm proud of this organization because it really reflects what's best about Indiana and what's best about this community," said Governor Pence, as he discussed his impressions of the Club, "this is a place where they [kids] can be nurtured and encouraged to achieve their dreams".

Governor Pence also called the Fort Wayne Clubs "not only one of the best in the Indiana that he's seen, but one of the best Clubs in America".

 View the WFFT-TV news report

Congratulations to Adrianna McNab- 2015 Youth of the Year!

Congratulations to Adrianna McNab, who has been selected as our 2015 Youth of the Year! Adrianna has been a Club member since she moved to Fort Wayne five years ago.  Currently a sophomore at Snider High School, Adrianna especially enjoys assisting at the Club and helping younger members with homework. She has been involved in a wide variety of programs, including Club Orchestra, Torch and Keystone Clubs, Smart Girls, L.E.A.D., Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana and Ambassadors Club.  

Outside the Clubs, Adrianna is also a dancer and will compete this spring.  Since she is fascinated by the brain and sciences, and loves children, her career goal is to become a pediatric neurologist.

Adrianna will represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne at a statewide Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year competition this spring.  The winners will then compete for the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2015 Youth of the Year title. 

Fort Wayne Clubs on a mission!

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is "to inspire all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens."

The Fort Wayne Clubs and staff members take that mission to heart! Through structured programming, great staff and strategic partnerships, the Clubs offer their children and teens the tools and support they need to strive for academic success, develop good character & citizenship qualities, and pursue healthy lifestyle choices.

Clubs reach out to a record number of Fort Wayne Youth

The number of children and teens served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, increase by 20% over the last year, according to Club 2014 year-end statistics.

The four Fort Wayne Club sites, located in high-need areas of the city, currently serve over 1,800 members between the ages of 6 and 18. Additional sports and summer feeding programs available to non-members, reached an estimated 600 additional young people in the community.

Members of the Clubs have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities every day after school. In addition to working on homework and skills during the daily Power Hour, they can choose between STEM activities such as Lego robotics, a Science Central led Science Club, community service clubs (Keystone and Torch Clubs), mentoring & healthy lifestyle groups (Passport to Manhood, Smart Girls), sports activities and much more.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne: Making a Difference!

 Smart Girls: Club members reflect on this life-changing program!
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