FAQ

 

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What do the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne (BGCFW) do?

The clubs educate, build character and feed school age members who come primarily from homes at or below the poverty line.

How can my child become a member? How do I sign up?

For an annual fee of $15, you can stop at our main location at 2609 Fairfield Avenue or call Louise Misegades at 260-744-0998 Extension 112

What does a membership mean?

img_8985A membership means that your child receives a structured after school program that includes mental and physical exercise (homework help and gym time) and a healthy meal during the school year. In the summertime, the hours change but the goals are the same.

 

In what areas do you focus attention?

Academic Success, Character & Citizenship, Healthy Lifestyles.

Is this the same as Big Brothers and Big Sisters?

Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a wonderful organization that provides an adult role model in a one on one setting.  BGCFW focuses on structured afterschool programming in a class, group or one on one mentor setting.

How is BGCFW funded?

The BGCFW is funded by a combination of government, foundation grants, private individual and business donations and events.

What events do you have?

Batters And Bidders is our largest fundraising event.

Batters And Bidders is our largest fundraising event.

Our three primary events are Batters and Bidders (July), an online auction and baseball game, Passport to Manhood where we announce the Young Man of The Year and Smart Girls/Brilliant Women, where we announce the Smart Girl of the Year.

Do you accept donated items?
Yes, but we do not accept clothing, electronics and the like. School materials, game room supplies (like ping pong paddles and balls), pool tables and so on are acceptable. We also accept donated services like electrician.