Each day over 500 school aged, low income school aged children benefit from Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne (BGCFW) programs and services. Last year, 3000 children were served by one of our four sites.
After school and during the summer, BGCFW members participate in structured, impactful programs focused on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.
A new building will be erected at the corner of Fairfield and Pontiac Street; following demolition of the current site.
In 2017 the clubs raised $7.2 million to build a new world class facility to accomodate our ever growing population and space will grow from 26,000 square feet to
42,000 square feet with the top floor devoted solely to our teens. Construction is anticipated to be completed in October 2018.
Susan Johnson was honored as Woman of the Year at the annual Smart Girls/Brilliant Women event in November 2017.
Susan grew up in Alexandria and received her undergrad and graduate degree in Education from Ball State. She taught school in Zionsville for 11 years before moving to Fort Wayne. She has served as President of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Youtheatre. She currently serves on the boards of the Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Youtheatre and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
In 1991 she became the Director of Admission and External Affairs at Canterbury School. She has a passion to find the “gem” in everyone and every situation and, in particular, finding that “gem” of talent in children that others might not have noticed. This passion has given many young people an opportunity for a Canterbury education that has changed their lives forever.
Adrianna McNab of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne was named Indiana Youth of the Year in 2017 by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She is pictured here with Jasmine Jennings, a club staff member while attending the regional competition for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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