Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Boys and Girls Clubs

Whether its Beyonce's Run the World (Girls) or Emma Watson's (Hermione from Harry Potter) #HeforShe campaign, young people are increasingly seeing the world through the lens of female empowerment.

When it started, more than 125 years ago, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee only served boys, but they’ve progressed over the intervening decades.  Since 1984, the organization has been open to girls as well.

Milwaukee Running Festival

This weekend marks the inaugural Milwaukee Running Festival. Deemed “a running event for every runner” – the festival features a one mile, 5K, half marathon and full marathon courses that wind throughout the entire city. Thousands of runners from near and far have signed up.

For festival founder and director Chris Ponteri, this weekend is for people of all ages and abilities. The goal is to bring Milwaukee’s diverse communities together both on and off the course.

Why Boys and Girls Clubs Still Matter

Oct 10, 2013
Boys and Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, the organization that would become the Boys and Girls Clubs of America has been giving our country’s children a safe place to learn, play and grow.