Each day over 500 school aged, low income school aged children attend the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne (BGCFW) structured after school programs and services. In 2017, 4000 children were served by one of our four sites or through BGCFW programs; an increase of more than 30% over 2016. A new 2.3 acre campus and building are under construction to serve the growing demand.
After school and all day during the summer, BGCFW members participate in impactful programs focused on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.
Our new campus includes a 42,000 square foot state of the art building at the corner of Fairfield and Pontiac Street in Fort Wayne (2609 Fairfield Avenue).
June 11-August 6: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Early Bird 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Registration Dates, Times, Places
May 05: Ivy Tech South Auditorium 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
May 19: Fort Wayne Baptist Church 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Michael Kinder and Sons are the general contractors for the $8.3 million project.
Construction will be completed in the spring of 2019.
In 2017, a Blue Ribbon Committe headed by Chuck Surack, owner and founder of Sweetwater Sound, raised the money to develop the new world class campus to accomodate our at risk school aged children; most of whom are minority and live at or below the poverty line.
The campus required the demoliton of six adjacent homes in addition to the 1950’s era 26,000 square foot building that housed the club since the 90’s. The top floor (over 20,000 square feet of the total 42,000 square foot) will be devoted to teens members.
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