ing Clubs which started the national movement 1942 The Toledo Newsboys Association offi ciallychanged the name to Boys Club of Toledo in alignment with the affi liation with Boys Clubs of America June 1982 The organization expanded its services to girls. The initial program offered activities one day a week. The pilot was a success and over 3,000 girls joined that year. 1985 Organization was renamed the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo. 2006 Boys & Girls Club of Toledo Each month, Toledo Streets will focus on a non-profi t entity in NW Ohio that does an outstanding job in serving our community. This month we are featuring the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo and their 130 years of service here. The Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as PRODUCTIVE, CARING, RESPONSIBLE citizens. OUR VISION At Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo, we have a bold vision: Success is within the reach of every child. We believe every boy and girl deserves a safe place to learn and grown; ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals; life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, and hope and opportunity for the future. Four key characteristics defi ne the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting a positive impact on the life of a child: Dedicated Youth Facility: The Boys & Girls Club is a place designed for youth programs and activities. Open Daily: The Club is open Monday through Friday, after school and in the summer, when children need positive, productive outlets. Professional Staff: Every Club has full and part-time staff who are trained in youth development. Volunteers also provide key supplementary support. Available and Affordable to All Youth: Membership dues are affordable and the Clubs reach out to children who may be without access to other community programs. History of the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo December 25, 1892 John Gunckel, a local businessman, invited 102 rowdy downtown newspaper boys to a Christmas dinner. With the support of local newspapers and several prominent businessmen, he helped the boys organize the Toledo Newsboy’s Association 1906 National Federated Boys Clubs formed Toledo Newsboys Association is one of the 53 foundPositive Self-Identity Educational, Employment, Social, Emotional and Cultural Competencies Community and Civic Involvement Health and Well-Being A Moral Compass POWER HOUR An after school homework help program, students work with the instructors on their homework and earn Power Points for achieving weekly academic goals. CADET CORPS A weekly club for 7-, 8-, and 9-year old Club members. Under the guidance of an instructor, members brainstorm and reach consensus on fi ve goals that they will achieve during the week. Club members choose a reward activity for goals achieved. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Torch Club Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls age 10-12. The program is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fi tness; Page 8 The Clubs partner with Toledo Public Schools (TPS) to transition programming directly within 3 TPS buildings 2020 The Clubs partner with First Tee & ProMedica to build a fi rst of its kind joint location with golf facilities PROGRAMS The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo programs are carefully designed to support the achievement of the Youth Development Outcomes for our young people leaving our Clubs at 18. These outcomes include:

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