Melvin Gordon III Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin Area Council Alumni Hall of Fame
BGCK CEO, Jake McGhee Named CEO of the Year
Kenosha, WI – March 25, 2020 – Despite these trying times, Kenosha has a reason to be proud. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha was awarded at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin Youth of the Year Celebration and Area Council conference held in Madison, WI (March 8 – 10). BGCK alumni Melvin Gordon III was recognized as the first ever inductee into the Wisconsin Area Council Alumni Hall of Fame and received the Champion of Youth Award. Additionally, BGCK CEO, Jake McGhee received the Area Council CEO of the Year Award for 2019.
Eighteen Club members from all over the state competed in the state Youth of the Year competition. Candidates competed for scholarships from FOX Sports Wisconsin in conjunction with the Packers, Admirals, Brewers and Bucks. Finalists were judged on speeches, interviews and a lengthy written application, culminating in an awards presentation. It’s an opportunity for candidates to share hopes and dreams and work toward a bright and positive future. Armon Harris, a junior at Harborside Academy and a junior staff member at the BGCK, represented the Kenosha Club in the competition.
BGCK alumni and former Badger running back, Melvin Gordon III attended with his family as he was recognized for his outstanding dedication to the Club and its members. Club kids asked him questions on stage about his involvement, memories and about his mindset for the upcoming NFL season. BGCA National President, Jim Clark addressed the crowd and presented the awards.
McGhee was recognized by the Wisconsin Area Council as the 2019 CEO of the Year, an award open to all Clubs in the state of Wisconsin. He was recognized for leading the Club in growth from average daily attendance, program impact, resource development and community engagement. Under McGhee’s leadership the Club’s after school program attendance has grown from 67 to over 266 kids per day over the past four years, while the budget has increased from $2.2M to nearly $3M during that same time.
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.