Serving Those Who Need Us Most
Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart for their amazing Mitch’s Kids percentage increases in reading and math for the 2012-2013 program year!
Of the 82 Club children who took post-tests after completing an average of a 36-week program, 64 percent had an increase in reading and in math as well! Based on program participation figures, the most recent Mitch’s Kids program ended August 31, 2013.
Mitch’s Kids, a statewide educational program for elementary school age children performing at or below their grade level, was begun by former Governor Mitch Daniels.
The Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart opened its doors to Elkhart school children in 2010, and has since seen rapid and amazing growth in the number of youth served. A full menu of youth development programming is now offered at Osolo and Beardsley Elementary Schools. Power Hour, a homework help and academic assistance program, is available at Bristol Elementary.
The Boys & Girls Club is now serving students at North Side Middle School, the latest Club to open up in Elkhart. This opening allows for the Elkhart Club to extend its services and serve students through middle school.
The Club has grown from initially serving 40 students to its current membership of over 700 members. An average of 450 children participate in Club programs and activities each day after school. Collectively the Elkhart Club has served over 1,000 children and youth this year.
The need is great. So, too, is the opportunity to inspire and enable hundreds of young lives to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Elkhart Club Information
During the school year, the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart is open Monday-Friday beginning at the end of the school day.The Club facilities at Osolo and Beardsley Elementary Schools are open until 7 pm for elementary school age members. The Club is open at North Side Middle School until 7 pm. For more information on hours of operation, please call the Club at 574.295-6838.
Nutritious after school snacks are also available to all Club members each weekday the Club is open.
During the summer months, the Club opens at 12:00 pm each day and remains open until 6:00 pm.
Members of the Club's Early Bird Program during the summer may arrive at the Club beginning at 6:00 am. There is a small fee for Early Bird Participation.
Click here for the membership form or click here for a version in Spanish. The 21st Century Community Learning Center Consent form must be filled out in addition to the membership form. For a copy of that form in English, click here. For a version in Spanish, click here. Please return the completed form to the Elkhart Club or fax it to 574.294.2343.