March 16, 2020 – Beginning today (3/16) the KUSD food service program will distribute bag lunches that also contain a snack for the following morning to any child 18 and under, Monday through Friday from 12 – 2pm at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha (outside the front door). Parents/guardians may pick up the meals, children do not have to be present.
Dinners may be available as well and will be distributed at the same time. (Thank you Jimmy Johns, Mason’s Eatery & Pub, Somers House, Kenosha Brewing Co.)
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Announces Closure
Kenosha, WI – March 14, 2020 – The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha’s main priority is to ensure the safety and security of our youth, families, staff, volunteers and community. As a precautionary measure and recommendation on behalf of our Board of Directors, the WI state of public health emergency, and following the KUSD closure of schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha will be closing Monday, March 16th – Sunday, April 5th. The Club plans to reopen on Monday, April 6th unless notified otherwise prior to then.
Suspended programs and activities include after school enrichment for youth and teens, sports leagues, pickleball, senior walking, and all other Club related activities.
All facility rentals will be cancelled at this time and renters will be contacted by BGCK staff in the near future regarding next steps. The building will be open for organizations who have programs housed inside the BGCK and choose to continue operations. Patrons of BGCK tenants should contact those organizations directly.
During the closure, the Club will have the opportunity to sanitize our facilities and follow recommendations regarding social distancing. The Club will stay in communication with parents/guardians if this closure will continue past these three weeks. In the event KUSD closes for an extended time, the Club will also close.
The BGCK is currently working on a plan to be able to serve meals, but concrete plans are not set at this time. If you would like to contribute financially towards the Club providing a grab-and-go meal for members, please contact Jake McGhee at JMcGhee@bgckenosha.org.
The Club always does everything possible to remain open to serve families and youth especially when other options are not available, however, this situation is unique and fluid, and the safety of youth, families, staff, volunteers and the entire community continues to be our top priority.
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most and their great futures ahead. Visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate to donate today.