Children & Family

Adults (or high school students in at least 10th grade) are matched with children at a school or another community site such as the YMCA. Matches meet at the site only: for 1-2 hours per week they choose activities to do together: such as reading: playing games or sports: doing homework: etc. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least one year.

When the school bell rings, many boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need a safe, positive and productive place to go after school. The Boys & Girls Club offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley provides a safe, positive and productive place for youth to go after school and during school breaks.

Youth members ages 8-18 are able to participate in after school and full day summer programs, as well as enjoy a daily snack and dinner.

Our committed staff and volunteers offer free tutoring and homework help, as well as plan daily activities under five core areas of programming:

Health & Life Skills
Character & Leadership
The Arts
Sports, Recreation & Fitness
Education & Career

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The Boys Town National Hotline provides short-term crisis counseling: referral to local resources: and emergency intervention as needed. It operates 24 hours a day: seven days a week with highly trained: skilled and professional counselors. Problems routinely dealt with include: but are not limited to: family conflicts: suicide: pregnancy: abuse: running away and alcohol/drug addictions.;Bilingual Counselors (English/Spanish) TTY for speech and hearing impaired. MEMBERSHIP/ACCREDITATION: Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children American Association of Suicidology Alliance of Information and Referral Systems Inc. Boys Town National Headquarters 14100 Crawford Street Boys Town: NE 68010 p. 402-498-1300 Have a question? Send us a message! If you need to speak to a counselor or need parenting advice: please call the Boys Town National HotlineSM at 1-800-448-3000 or visit Parenting.org®.

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Child Find of America Inc. is a national not-for-profit organization that locates missing children through active investigation and publicity: prevents child abduction through education: and prevents/resolves incidents of parental abduction through conflict management and mediation. Child Find offers America’s families: Free investigation & location services Free kidnapping prevention programs Free referral & support services Free mediation services for parental abduction cases.

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A locally funded, non-profit organization that provides multisensory, direct-instruction tutoring services to children 18 years and younger who struggle with the challenges of dyslexia at no cost to the families.For over two decades, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. With more than 40 Dyslexia Centers in 13 states, the Children’s Dyslexia Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring for children with dyslexia and by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.