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Boys & Girls Club Awarded Sustainability Grant

(Left to right) Julie Davis, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Door County, receives the grant check from Kaaren Northrop, board member of the Door County Community Foundation. Submitted photo.

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded The Boys and Girls Club of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Children & Youth Fund and the John & Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund. This grant will support a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. that will result in a male youth mentoring program for middle and high school age Club members.

With the goal of helping young males overcome obstacles and experience healthy social and civic engagement, the program will conduct a bi-weekly series of group forum and individual mentoring sessions at the Club.

“This partnership between the Boys and Girls Club and My Brother’s Keeper will provide an opportunity for Club members to receive the support and life skills necessary to achieve a future full of hope and opportunity,” said Kaaren Northrop, board member of the Door County Community Foundation.

My Brother’s Keeper is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by former Green Bay Packer player Harry Sydney to help boys and men deal with life’s challenges. For more information regarding the Boys and Girls Club of Door County, call 920.746.5125 or visit bgcdoorcounty.org/index.html.