40 Club Kids to Travel to Washington D.C.

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July 22, 2019
Stevens Point, WI (July 22, 2019)- Departing early morning on Monday, July 22, Boys & Girls Club of Portage County Teen Center will be starting their all-expenses paid journey to Washington D.C. Funded by the Herb Kohl Education Foundation, this trip is available to forty 7th through 12th graders who were selected through an application process and who attend the Club.

In Washington D.C., Club teens will visit the White House, World War II Memorial, Library of Congress and the Holocost Museum. Their days will be filled with many opportunities to learn about our country’s history, tour memorials, and have a chance to speak with Wisconsin State Senator Tammy Baldwin.

“We want young people to see history come alive, expand their horizons and imagine themselves as our future leaders, and most of all, be ready to take their place as responsible, productive citizens of this great nation,” said Herb Kohl. “Whether it’s the trip of a lifetime or a life-changing trip, we encourage and support Boys & Girls Club kids in their Learning Journey.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Portage County is grateful for the Herb Kohl Foundation giving Club teens the opportunity to travel and learn about America’s history. Club teens will leave Monday by coach bus and return Friday, July 26th.

About Boys & Girls Club Portage County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portage County serves over 2,000 Club members throughout the year with afterschool programming, summer programs, special events, healthy meals, sports, and recreation. Boys & Girls Club of Portage County has been serving the community for 17 years and operates in five community schools within Portage County in addition to its Berard and Plover Centers.  For a nominal membership and enrollment fee, Club members receive homework help, tutoring, healthy meals, participation in enrichment programs. These programs are in the core areas of education and career development, character and leadership, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation and the arts. All of these services are provided in a safe and fun environment in which the children thrive. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website and Facebook page.   Visit – www.bgclubpc.org and www.facebook.com/bgclubpc
Mikayla Kleifgen, Director of Events & Marketing