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Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha to Feature Summer Programing at Lincoln Park

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha plans to expand outreach services in the City of Kenosha by providing a weekday mentoring and prevention summer program utilizing the Oribiletti Center at Lincoln Park as a neighborhood outpost.

The summer programs offered at the Lincoln Park Oribiletti Center are free and will emulate the successful and measurable Boys & Girls Club of America national programs that are currently being offered the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Troha Youth and Teen Centers. Programming will begin June 13th and run 11 weeks. Programs will be offered Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Club programming is educational and developmental, while being fun and entertaining at the same time. The Boys & Girls Club will also provide youth with nutritious meals each afternoon at no cost, through participation in the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha will provide a free yearly membership to each youth participating in the Lincoln Park Programming at the Oribiletti Center. This will give the youth who participate at Lincoln Park during the summer the opportunity to participate in Boys & Girls Club National programs focusing on Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship and Healthy lifestyles. The free membership will provide access to the Boys & Girls Club year round, so the youth are able to continue with structured and supervised programming, along with complimentary meals, at the Boys & Girls Club Youth and Teen center during the school year.

Those interested in employment opportunities with the Boys & Girls Club at the Oribiletti Center at Lincoln Park should  contact Director of Teen Services, Darryl Anderson (danderson@bgckenosha.org, 262-653-7311), for more information or to apply.

During the summer months, there is a well-documented need for structured and supervised programs and opportunities for youth in the City of Kenosha. The Boys & Girls Club programming at Lincoln Park aims to bring stability to a currently underserved area of the city. Other youth servicing entities interested in implementing similar structured programs should contact the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha to get involved. Having a recognized place to congregate and participate in safe activities throughout the summer will go a long way in preventing delinquency and gang-related behavior while promoting academic success, character and healthy lifestyles.

Summer Program at Lincoln Park Quick Facts

WHAT: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha’s new Summer Youth Program
WHEN: June 13 through August 19. Activities are offered noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
WHERE: Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Avenue, at the park’s Oribiletti Center. (Because some of the activities are indoors — including movies, video games and a game room — activities will be held rain or shine.)
COST: Free
BONUS: A free lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
BONUS II: Each child or teen who participates in the Lincoln Park program will receive a free yearly membership to the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd Street.

Downloadable YOUTH Program Details Downloadable TEEN Program Details

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 in order to prevent potential gang involvement and alcohol and/or drug abuse.