Menomonie Center

Monthly Newsletter 

June 2015
Club Partnership Enhances Team Activities 
An exciting new partnership with Boy Scouts had boys and girls alike working on their team building skills through physical fitness and communication. Physical fitness is a core program area for the Boys & Girls Club to ensure our local youth are learning lifelong skills to enhance their physical and mental well-being. Recently, a local Boy Scout leader taught members a fun game called "Rat Tail", in which youth partnered up, linked arms and worked together to step on the "tails" of other teams. Youth quickly learned that they must focus on communication and self awareness to set their team up for success. If one member ran too quickly and arms were not linked properly, the team would miss the opportunity to snag the other team's tail. Boys & Girls Club members discussed the valuable lesson that working together achieved more efficient results, a key for future success!
Boys & Girls Club Summer Kickoff 
The summer program at the Club kicked off on June 15th, with half day programmingThe program starts every day at 12:30pm, after the Menomonie School District summer school sessions at River Heights Elementary. Members and staff both share the excitement for the fun activities that this summer will bring. The summer program will feature a more diverse selection of programs due to the warm, sunny weather and opportunities for field trips and guest speakers.  
During the summer program, the Club will be open on both half days and full days, based around the School District of the Menomonie Area's summer school program. During half days, the Club will offer exciting programs and a healthy snack.  During full days, the Club will offer breakfast, lunch, two snacks and a variety of exciting programs to satisfy all types of interests.  

Are you interested in enrolling a youth for the summer program? Registration is still available for both the half day and full day programs!  Call, email or visit out website for more details!

Club Partners with Stepping Stones of Dunn County  to Provide Weekend Kid's Meals
The Boys & Girls Club is proud to partner with the Stepping Stones of Dunn County Food Pantry to distribute meals to those in need of extra food over the weekends.  The SAM Project (Share A Meal) will be offered through the Club the weeks of June 20-August 17, providing full summer coverage  for when summer school is not in session.  This no cost program is available to families with youth ages 3-18. 

For more information, please visit Stepping Stones' website at or click here for a registration form to receive meals. 
Member of the Month
Congratulations to the May Member of the Month, Cyrus! Each month, a youth who has exhibited excellent behavior and citizenship at the Club is chosen to be the member of the month.  Cyrus always has enthusiastic participation and sets a good example for other members with outstanding behavior and citizenship. Cyrus says that his favorite program at the Club is the Daily Challenge, where he gets to show off his awesome fitness skills!  When Cyrus becomes an adult, he aspires to become a math teacher.  


 Volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club


The Boys & Girls Club is always seeking volunteers to share a special hobby or interest with our members.  If you would like to plan a youth enrichment activity to share with our members, please contact Josh Sales, Program Coordinator at or 715-233-2540. 

Menomonie Center

The Menomonie Center provides positive and productive programming for community youth in 3-5 grade.  Over 100 youth members participate in after school and summer programming in five core areas of focus: Character & Leadership, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Recreation & Fitness and Education & Career Development.

It is the vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley to become an ongoing community resource to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. With your help, it is possible!