Stutzman leads recognition for Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County

Stutzman leads recognition for Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) recently recognized the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County in the House Chamber for the organization’s steadfast commitment to serving local youth for more than 60 years.

The first Boys and Girls Club in Elkhart County opened in Goshen in 1956. Today, four clubhouses serve more than 1,500 young Hoosiers daily and have approximately 5,500 registered members.

“The Boys and Girls Clubs pursue outside the box approaches with the hope to set every child on the right path for their best future,” Stutzman said. “Everything they do is centered on empowering the youth of Elkhart County to reach their full potential.”

To address the needs of youth in the community, the Boys and Girls Clubs have incorporated nationally recognized and community-based programs into their services. Stutzman said one successful community-oriented program is a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College where students in grades 8 through 12 receive assistance to explore their interests and take steps toward higher education, vocational skills or full-time employment.

Stutzman said the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County can lead the way in career and workforce development. Parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Boys and Girls Clubs can download a membership application form at www.greatfutures.club/membership and attend a family orientation.

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State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) represents House District 49, which includes the eastern portion of Elkhart County.

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) (podium) celebrates the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County for their commitment to serving local youth for more than 60 years Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County works throughout the community to help children develop good character and a healthy lifestyles.