The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac summer program was started almost a decade ago and has been funded by federal grant dollars. We estimate that our summer program has served over 3,000 Fond du Lac County children between the ages of 6-18 during those ten years. 2011 was the last summer that we could receive federal funding to support our summer program. We no longer have access to those federal grant funds that supported the program in the past. Our solution for sustainability has been to slightly increase the fees that families pay for the program so that those who can afford to help cover the cost of the programs can do so through the fee they pay, and at the same time we will continue to provide financial assistance through the Sadoff & Rudoy Summer Scholarship Fund for families in financial distress.
Our mission is to serve ALL kids, especially those who need us most, and creating a fee structure that would completely offset the cost of summer programs would be prohibitive to the vast majority of the children that we serve. A $40,000 gap exists between the real cost of providing our programs and the fees that we collect. The Annual Reach for the Stars event is part of our solution to eliminate that gap. For more information on the summer program, check out the Summer Program information page.
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