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Each day over 500 school aged, low income school aged children  benefit from Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne (BGCFW) programs and services. In 2017, 4000 children were served by one of our four sites; an increase of more than 30% over 2016.
A new campus and building are under construction to serve the growing demand.

After school and during the summer, BGCFW members participate in structured, impactful programs focused on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.

Our new 2.3 acre campus includes a 42,000 square foot state of the art building at the corner of Fairfield and Pontiac Street in Fort Wayne; our current location..

Michael Kinder and Sons are the general contractors for the $8.3  million  project.

(Above: A rendition of the new building exterior create by Elevatus Architecture. Click the photo above to follow the contrsuction process to date.)

In  2017 the 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 Fort Wayne’s 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 area teens who utilized less than 1000 square feet in the previous building. Construction will be completed in 2018.

Members and supporters of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne display a “Thank You Fort Wayne” banner in January 2017 to thank the community for its $8.3 million in pledges to construct a 2.3 acre campus including a 42,000 square foot state of the art facility. The building will include special accomodations for special needs members though a generous grant from Anthony Wayne Services (AWS).

Chuck Surack, founder and owner of Sweetwater Sound, knocks the first brick out of the former Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne building to make way for the new campus. Chuck and Lisa Surack are major supporters of the club and Chuck was chairman of the Capital Campaign Committee..