Foundational Community Partners
Johnsonville Sausage, Co.
When it comes to free enterprise, hard work, and innovation, Johnsonville Sausage and the Stayer Family epitomize these terms. There couldn’t be a better model for our members. When the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac Family YMCA decided to join forces to build our collaborative 115,000 square foot facility in the central city of Fond du Lac, Ralph and Shelly Stayer recognized the value of the initiative and got behind the project in a big way. The Johnsonville Boys & Girls Club was born. This unique collaboration is one of a kind, and nonprofit organizations across the country are taking notice of the tremendous financial efficiency and collaborative impact that our partnership is having on our members, their families, and our community. Johnsonville’s support for our Club has gone far above and beyond bricks and mortar. In 2012, Ralph and Shelly created the Johnsonville Great Futures Fund at the Club to help sustain our previously federally grant funded afterschool programs. The Johnsonville investment allows us to provide our members with the tools that they need to graduate from high school on time ready for college, trade school, military or employment and to become productive, healthy, and engaged citizens. Supporting great futures for the children who need us most is truly the Johnsonville Way! Learn more about the Johnsonville Sausage at www.johnsonville.com.
Click here to take a tour of the Johnsonville Club in Fond du Lac.
We live in tightly knit, family-oriented communities, which are reflected in Agnesian HealthCare's family-like work environment. And our friends and neighbors are in better health because of this commitment. Agnesian HealthCare has provided both financial and programmatic support over the last several years. Most recently, its ministries have contributed to the Boys & Girls Club's All Kids Initiative and offer the ever-growing and popular "Know & Go" program to educate our youth about healthy habits.
The mission of Agnesian HealthCare provides compassionate care that brings Hope, Health & Wholeness to those they serve by honoring the sacredness and dignity of all persons at every stage of life. This mission guides everything Agnesian HealthCare does as an organization. For more information, visit www.agnesian.com.
Fond du Lac Family YMCA
The Boys & Girls Club and Fond du Lac Family YMCA have a partnership unlike any other in the United States. Through collaboration on a joint facility, programming, and meeting the needs of the community, the partnership model has proven to be an example of successful community organizations working together, and has been explored by other organizations throughout the country. We are committed to strengthening our community through programs that nurture the full potential of our youth providing guidance and support to help them lead healthy and enriching lives.
Working together, we are able to reach more kids and have a greater impact on the community than either organization could dream of doing alone. All youth in grades 1 to 12 with a full-paid YMCA membership receive a complimentary school year membership to the Club, entitling the child to participate in the Club afterschool program (based on space availability), and on days off and half-days of school.
A few of the other programs we have developed as a result of this revolutionary collaboration include Just Play, a free afterschool program that encourages youth to stay active by doing some sort of physical activity, Kidz Fit, a physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle program for children in third grade, Teen fitness classes, and monthly family night events.
Watch the video below to see how the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA partnership impacts the Fond du Lac community and what it means to BELONG! For more information about the FDL Family YMCA, please check out their website at www.fdlymca.org.
21st Century Learning Center Grants
In partnership with the Fond du Lac School District and the State of WI Department of Public Instruction, the Boys & Girls Club facilitates three 21st Century Learning Center Grants that support the needs of low income students and schools in the Fond du Lac community. The Club has been fortunate to recieve these three, 10 year grant cycles to provide countless academic support services since the first grant was implemented in 2003. For more information on these grants, visit the DPI CLC Grant website.
Fond du Lac School District
The Fond du Lac school district has played an integral role in allowing the Boys & Girls Club to become the program that it is today. In partnership with the FDL District, the Boys & girls Club has recieved over $2 million in grant funds that have supported the afterschool programming located at seven Fond du Lac Schools. The School District administrators and Boys & Girls Club Staff are in constant communication about how we can best serve youth and familes after school. Form more information about the Fond du Lac School District and it's programs, please visit www.fonddulac.k12.wi.us.
Fond du Lac Area Foundation
FDLAF provides foundation dollars to support Boys & Girls Club programming, and is a critical to the upkeep of quality programming for our organization. For more information on Fond du Lac area foundation, visit their website at www.fdlareafoundation.com.
Fond du Lac Area United Way
Boys & Girls Club has received generous allocations from United Way to allow us to provide the best programming possible for participating youth. Boys & Girls Club staff members have also volunteered their time to help with United Way special events like the golf outing. For more information about the Fond du Lac Area United Way, please check their webite at www.fdlunitedway.org.