It has been another challenging year for kids and families that rely on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. But when kids have Clubs and Clubs have you, tough times can lead to great moments. Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what members, parents and teachers say about the impact of the programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County.


“I think the Club is definitely setting them up for success long term and I would like to see them continue to grow and develop the experiences they’ve had here. They’re getting the building blocks here that they need to have a successful future.” Alice, mother 


“I like the respect the staff gives to the kids. They make you feel welcomed. And that’s the one thing about (Club) that most places don’t offer. It just makes it comfortable to come here every day.” Cory, member


“They can be part of Lego League. They can go to art class. They can be part of the three-on-three basketball or soccer. So it’s not just being here and playing on the playground or being in a classroom. It’s actually letting them make choices and being part of other programs.” Meredith, mother 


“The more you come to Club, the more you change. I’ve seen a lot of kids grow to their full potential and develop into what they could be instead of what they are or what they look like. I’ve seen a lot of kids change from being a person who has bad grades to someone who's this scholar and doing all this math and all this reading.” Neer, member 


A second family. Emotional support. Mentors who lift you up in your time of greatest need. These are the moments that add up to great futures. Although we served thousands of youth this year, thousands more still need our help. We can’t do that without you. Our goal is to raise $350,000 by December 31st. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Success Stories


Math proficiency improved by 24% 

 (on average, for Club members  participating in the Indiana Kids program)

Over 140,000 snacks and meals served last year