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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Board Chair, Larry Moore welcomes Bonnie Coleman of Hodges & Davis Law Firm and Kyle Yelton of Northwestern Mutual to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Board of Directors on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso.

August 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomes new members to the Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomes new members to the Board of Directors

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomed two new members to the board of Directors at the August 18, 2014 meeting. Bonnie Coleman, partner of Hodges & Davis Law Firm, is a member of the Lake County, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations. She is admitted to pra…

August 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names New Unit Director of the Valparaiso Unit

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names New Unit Director of the Valparaiso Unit

VALPARAISO | Ryan Smiley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announced Christie Fuller as the new Unit Director of the Valparaiso Club, replacing long-time Unit Director Dan Welch who was promoted to Director of Programs and Outcomes in May 2014.

July 14, 2014 1:09 pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County nets Regional and National Digital Arts Festivals Winners

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named five Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Club members from the South Haven and Forrest “Dusty” Rhode Portage Units as regional winners in the 12th Annual Digital Arts Festivals Competition. The festivals celebrate Club members' …

June 02, 2014 11:14 am
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Director of Programs and Outcomes

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Director of Programs and Outcomes

VALPARAISO | Ryan Smiley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County named long-serving employee Dan Welch as Director of Programs and Outcomes.

May 30, 2014 6:37 pm
It Just Take One campaign

It Just Take One campaign

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Youth of the Year Ebonè Ivory shares her story at a breakfast launching the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County annual campaign “It Just Takes One”.

March 18, 2014 12:23 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County kicks off Annual It Just Takes One Campaign

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County kicks off Annual It Just Takes One Campaign

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County kicked off its annual It Just Takes One fundraising campaign with powerful words from Ebonè Ivory, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Youth of the Year, and Jennifer Hedger, a Club parent.

March 18, 2014 11:58 am
Boys & Girls Club basketball

Boys & Girls Club basketball

Club members tip off during a league game. Registration ends March 7th for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso Unit Spring co-ed basketball league.

February 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Registration for Spring Basketball Leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso unit ends March 7

Registration for Spring Basketball Leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso unit ends March 7

VALPARAISO | Parents of youth, ages 5-14, who are interested in fun and instructional athletic leagues for their children, can register for the Spring co-ed youth basketball leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Unit now through March 7, 2014. The basketball league …

February 28, 2014 4:09 pm
North Shore check presentation to South Haven Boys & Girls Club

North Shore check presentation to South Haven Boys & Girls Club

Staff North Shore Health Centers presented a check for $450 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Club members. Pictured with North Shore Health Center Staff are: Bottom row (L-R) Kaleigh Guerra, Isabella Pancer; 2nd row (L-R) Chevla Elder, Tia Shively, Martina Healy, Nevaeh…

February 27, 2014 3:51 pm
North Shore Health Centers supports healthy lifestyle choices with donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

North Shore Health Centers supports healthy lifestyle choices with donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

PORTAGE/VALPARAISO | As part of an effort to encourage young people to make choice promoting healthy lifestyles, North Shore Health Center recently donated $900 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven and Portage Units.

February 27, 2014 3:38 pm Photos

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North Shore check presentation Portage Boys & Girls Club

North Shore check presentation Portage Boys & Girls Club

Staff from North Shore Health Centers presented a check for $450 to Steve Letic, Portage Club Director.

February 27, 2014 3:41 pm

Youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to benefit from America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive

PORTER COUNTY | Designed to raise awareness and collect oral care products for children and teens in need, the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive will be held this February, National Children’s Dental Health Month. With participation from 3,900 Walmart locations, the America’s ToothFairy Smile…

February 04, 2014 5:36 pm
Clubs seeking after school tutors

Clubs seeking after school tutors

Volunteer tutor Barbara Geiss works with Valparaiso Club member Andrew Popoca on a homework assignment during a Link & Learn tutoring session.

January 22, 2014 1:40 pm
“Difference Makers” wanted! Clubs seeking after school tutors

“Difference Makers” wanted! Clubs seeking after school tutors

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County invites GREAT people to serve as volunteer tutors in the Link & Learn program at our Clubs in Valparaiso, South Haven, Portage and Chesterton. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with Club members in 45-minute sessions over the course of …

January 22, 2014 1:35 pm

Pizza Hut in Portage to host Fundraiser Night for Boys & Girls Club Portage unit

Have dinner at Portage Pizza Hut (6159 U.S. Hwy 6, Portage, IN) on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 and help raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit. Pizza Hut will donate 20% of pre-tax food sales between 5:00-9:00 p.m. for customers who use the “Fundraiser Night” …

January 17, 2014 5:02 pm
BMO Harris Bank supports financial management education with grant for “Money Matters”

BMO Harris Bank supports financial management education with grant for “Money Matters”

Club members (l-r) Hannah Brown, Cierra Bishop and Tyler Goodman operate the concession stand at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit as part of the Teen Enterprise program.

December 20, 2013 9:48 pm
BMO Harris Bank supports financial management education with grant for “Money Matters”

BMO Harris Bank supports financial management education with grant for “Money Matters”

VALPARAISO | When you purchase a hot dog or a Gatorade from our Clubs' concession stands during the athletic season this winter, you are served by a Club member in the Money Matters program. Thanks to a grant from BMO Harris, teen members in “Money Matters” receive financial management skill…

December 20, 2013 9:46 pm
ArcelorMittal helping Club members make smart decisions through  SMART Moves

ArcelorMittal helping Club members make smart decisions through SMART Moves

Pictured from left to right: Club members Joclyn McMeans, Ashley Cytlak, Madison Healy, Staff Member Kristen Baker, Cassie Best, Keanna McGregor, Hailey Childers, Brianna Cox, Jazmyn Wheeler, Gia Tjortis take a break during a SMART Moves Session at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Sou…

December 18, 2013 4:17 pm
ArcelorMittal helping Club members make smart decisions through  SMART Moves

ArcelorMittal helping Club members make smart decisions through SMART Moves

VALPARAISO | ArcelorMittal is dedicated to corporate citizenship. Playing an active role in society and making vital contributions, ArcelorMittal and its Foundation strive to improve daily living and strengthen the local communities in which they do business. ArcelorMittal Foundation recentl…

December 18, 2013 4:13 pm
Mark Jones, Director of Operations

Mark Jones, Director of Operations

December 17, 2013 10:14 am
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names new Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names new Directors

VALPARAISO | Ryan Smiley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County named long-serving employee Mark Jones as Director of Operations, and Alison Martin as Director of Resource Development.

December 17, 2013 9:35 am Photos

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Precision Pipeline supports Great Futures with donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit

Precision Pipeline supports Great Futures with donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit

VALPARAISO | Mike Hampton of Precision Pipeline took a tour of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit and was impressed with the programs offering support in education and healthy lifestyles. Particularly moved by the Club’s cooking class where members create and enjoy heal…

December 16, 2013 4:48 pm
Precision Pipeline donates to Porter County Boys and Girls Club - South Haven Unit

Precision Pipeline donates to Porter County Boys and Girls Club - South Haven Unit

Mike Hampton, Project Safety Coordinator for Precision Pipeline presented Club members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit with a check for $5,000. Funds will be used to purchase iPads and support healthy lifestyle programs such as cooking classes for the South …

December 16, 2013 4:51 pm
Sign up now for co-ed indoor soccer league at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso Unit

Sign up now for co-ed indoor soccer league at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso Unit

VALPARAISO | Parents of youth ages 5-12 can help their children have fun and stay active this winter by signing them up for co-ed youth indoor soccer leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Unit. Registration ends on December 6, 2013 and divisions are filling up quick…

December 04, 2013 4:45 pm

Kids are big winners with Valparaiso University Men’s Crusaders three-point baskets this season

VALPARAISO | Three-point baskets made by a Valparaiso University Men’s basketball team at home games will do more than add a number to the scoreboard. Valparaiso University Men’s Crusaders basketball team is, once again, partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to help make a …

November 19, 2013 12:38 pm

Co-Ed Youth Basketball League registration now open for South Haven and Portage Boys & Girls Clubs

Parents who are looking for a fun way to keep their children active and healthy this winter can register now for the co-ed basketball leagues offered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County units in Portage and South Haven. Registrations are accepted at the South Haven Unit (723 Long …

November 18, 2013 5:04 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County name Riley Smiley as new president

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County name Riley Smiley as new president

Ryan Smiley has been appointed the new President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Pictured is Smiley with members of the Valparaiso Club.

September 27, 2013 12:23 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Ryan Smiley as new president

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County names Ryan Smiley as new president

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is pleased to announce that Ryan Smiley has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as the organization’s new President. Smiley has been fulfilling the duties of President on an interim basis since Chuck Leer retired last spring.

September 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Kids will get a “kick” out of playing in the Fall Indoor Soccer Leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit

VALPARAISO | Parents of youth ages 5-13 interested in fun and instructional athletic leagues for their children can register for the fall co-ed indoor soccer leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit. Players will enjoy equal playing time, develop their skills and…

August 30, 2013 1:45 pm
Don’t “pass” the chance to register for Fall Basketball Leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso Unit

Don’t “pass” the chance to register for Fall Basketball Leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso Unit

VALPARAISO | Parents of youth ages 5-14 interested in fun and instructional athletic leagues for their children can register for the fall co-ed youth basketball leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Unit beginning August 19, 2013. The basketball league focuses on sk…

August 14, 2013 1:46 pm
Adam Wood

Adam Wood

South Haven Club member, Adam Wood, won the Midwest Regional Digital Arts Festival with his computer game design.

August 08, 2013 6:33 pm
South Haven Club member creates a winning game

South Haven Club member creates a winning game

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named Adam Wood the regional winner in its 11th Annual Digital Arts Festivals competition for his entry in the Game Design category. As a winner in the Midwest region, Adam was selected to move on to the national level of competition for …

August 08, 2013 6:31 pm
Duneland Club's Open House Aug. 8

Duneland Club's Open House Aug. 8

Pictured from right, Duneland Club members Mariah England, Arayna Bayliss and Haleigh Sutton will have a petition available to rid tobacco images from children’s movies at the Duneland Club’s Open House on August 8th.

August 02, 2013 6:28 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Duneland Unit to host Open House on August 8

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Duneland Unit to host Open House on August 8

CHESTERTON | Children and their families are invited to an Open House hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Duneland Unit on August 8, 2013. The Open House will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Duneland Unit (135 Lincoln Avenue, Chesterton). Guests are welcomed to tour the club a…

August 02, 2013 6:26 pm
Sanja Kirova

Sanja Kirova

Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage Club member Sanja Kirova won a Regional award for her entry in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America ImageMakers National Photography Contest.

August 02, 2013 6:06 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County - Portage Youth Wins Regional Contest

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County - Portage Youth Wins Regional Contest

PORTAGE | Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Portage Unit member Sanja Kirova the Midwest Regional winner in the ImageMakers National Photography Contest for her entry in “What Moves Me – Photo Essay”. As a winner in the Midwest region, Kir…

August 02, 2013 6:02 pm
Silence against violence

Silence against violence

Pictured: The team from the Portage Unit for “Silence Against Violence” Day won the silence contest as they remained silent for 2,675 minutes.

July 29, 2013 4:34 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Porter County’s KidsCamp host program to teach the importance of tolerance and kindness

Boys & Girls Club of Porter County’s KidsCamp host program to teach the importance of tolerance and kindness

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-KidsCamp held an all-day event called "Silence Against Violence" to stem the hurt caused by bullying and negative words. During the event, held on July 11, 2013, each member earned a dot on their team's board for every minute they were sil…

July 29, 2013 4:31 pm
Companies team up for area renovation in Valparaiso Club

Companies team up for area renovation in Valparaiso Club

Home Depot’s Rudy D’Elia, Primo Flooring Inc.’s Kevin Figolah, and Calibrated Surface Inc.’s Andrea Figolah stand with Valparaiso Club members. The three companies recently teamed up to renovate the girls’ restroom at the Valparaiso Club.

July 29, 2013 4:12 pm
Companies team up for area renovation in Valparaiso Club

Companies team up for area renovation in Valparaiso Club

VALPARAISO | Thanks to three generous companies, much needed renovations were made to the girls’ restroom at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Unit.

July 29, 2013 4:06 pm
Town & Country Market in Valparaiso to host “Hot Dog Day” for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Club

Town & Country Market in Valparaiso to host “Hot Dog Day” for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Club

VALPARAISO | From 11 to 4 PM, Town & Country Market, 1605 Calumet Ave., is hosting a “Hot Dog Day” to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Club! Hungry crowds can purchase a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $2.00! Thanks to Town & Country Market’s generous …

July 25, 2013 1:35 pm
Hot Dog Day

Hot Dog Day

July 25, 2013 1:37 pm
Teens L.E.A.D. Kids Away From Drugs

Teens L.E.A.D. Kids Away From Drugs

Members of L.E.A.D. take a break from filming a substance abuse prevention video at the Valparaiso Club. L.E.A.D. was awarded a $5,000 grant to expand their efforts to education the community about substance abuse and prevention. Pictured left to right are: Cody Walerowicz, Donnell Sails, Su…

July 25, 2013 12:54 pm
Teens L.E.A.D. Kids Away From Drugs

Teens L.E.A.D. Kids Away From Drugs

VALPARAISO | A group of teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Valparaiso Unit, working to educate kids about the dangers of substance abuse, will be able to expand their efforts thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Geminus Corporation. The “Youth as Change Agents and Peer LEADers…

July 25, 2013 12:52 pm
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a Kid Fishing

Dr. Larry and Patty McAfee and Mike Blythe held their annual “Take a Kid Fishing” event in conjunction with United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring. Twenty-three children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County spent the morning fishing with volunteers. Afterward, the children were …

July 22, 2013 4:48 pm
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a Kid Fishing

Club member Jacob Farmer holds a bluegill which he caught with a volunteer.

July 22, 2013 4:50 pm
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