GL Boys & Girls Club

Celebrating the opening of the Boys & Girls Club at Town Square in fall of 2020 are, from left, Melissa Hilke, Ashley Bartol, Eydie Reiser, Megan Beardsley, Lisa Nelson, Bob Zache, Mindy Collado and Jason Presto. The club is moving to Green Lake School and plans to be fully operational by Monday, Nov. 29.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area will relocate its Green Lake Site from Town Square Community Center to the Green Lake School. The club plans to be fully operational from the new site by Monday, Nov. 29.

According to a press release from the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area, the new location will allow club staff to strengthen relationships with teachers, staff and parents.

Mindy Collado, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club, sees this as a stepping stone for the organization.

“Although we will miss the amazing staff, board and atmosphere of Town Square, we are excited to move our operations to the school," she said. "This transition will allow us to create additional relationships with school staff, increase time for youth in after-school programming, and allow us to capture a wider audience of youth in the Green Lake community."

The release noted that the club has a high level of appreciation for the Town Square Community Center, which served as the club’s home for the past 18 months and shared in the club’s mission of putting kids first.

The club looks forward to continuing their partnership with programs like Dino Daze, Trunk or Treat and Camp Chocolate, and is excited to collaborate on new efforts.

Jason Presto, CEO of the Boys & Girls of the Tri-County Area is grateful for the support Town Square has offered.

“Their generosity allowed us to serve a number of Green Lake youth and families with high impact programs while we established our identity within the community," he said. "We are looking forward to this next chapter as we create a closer bond with our day school educators at the Green Lake School and build a collaborative and seamless after-school experience for our Green Lake students.”

Fran Hill, executive director of the Town Square Community Center, was pleased with the club being at their location.

“We are forever grateful to our Town Square supporters who helped make this [original site] happen for the families in our community.”

The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area has sites in Berlin and Green Lake. The club reaches children and families in an area that extends beyond the boundaries of rural Green Lake and Waushara Counties with a vision of expanding to surrounding communities. Contributions raised for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area remain in and for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.

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