Boys and Girls Clubs

Newburg Boys and Girls Club Reopens Next Week

by Devin Katayama on January 3, 2012

Newburg’s Boys and Girls Club is officially reopening on Jan 9th; the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana says it has met its $500,000 fundraising goal.

Kentuckiana has raised just over $400,000 to reopen the Newburg club, which was one of three clubs the Salvation Army closed last fall due to financial problems. The fundraising campaign brought in donations from both corporations and from 160 individuals. [click to continue…]

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Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs Makes Announcement This Week

by Devin Katayama January 2, 2012

The Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs organization plans to reopen the closed Newburg club later this month and an announcement is expected sometime this week. The club was run by the Salvation Army, but was among three that were closed last year due to poor funding. Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs has since begun raising […]

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Optimist Club of Louisville Supports Reopening Boys and Girls Clubs

by Devin Katayama November 2, 2011

The Optimist Club of Louisville has thrown in $15,000 to help support the reopening of three Louisville Boys and Girls Clubs. Last month, the Salvation Army closed all four of its Boys and Girls Clubs due to rising costs and diminished income. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) has since begun a 60-day […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs Transportation Begins

by Devin Katayama October 31, 2011

Several children are taking advantage of transportation that begins Monday between the Salvation Army’s closed Boys and Girls Clubs and a facility run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. It’s been over a week since the Salvation Army closed all four of its Louisville Boys and Girls Clubs due to rising costs and […]

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Community Foundation Gives $20,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs Campaign

by Devin Katayama October 26, 2011

The Community Foundation of Louisville is donating $20,000 to help reopen the three Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs that closed last week. It’s the third large donation since Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana announced its two month, $500,000 goal to re-open the Salvation Army’s clubs. The Salvation Army closed its four clubs last […]

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Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Clubs Close Today

by Devin Katayama October 21, 2011

The Salvation Army’s four area Boys and Girls Clubs are closing Friday, but some members will soon have access to the Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Club’s Shawnee facility. The Salvation Army says rising costs and diminished income forced the closure. Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs will soon have a temporary solution for members of the […]

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UK Gets Grant to Study Economic Development in Eastern KY, White House Praises KY Sentencing Reforms, Conway Releases TV Ads in Attorney General Race, Future Uncertain for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis October 5, 2011

The University of Kentucky has received nearly half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study economic development in eastern Kentucky. An official in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is praising Kentucky’s sentencing reforms for non-violent offenders. In the race for attorney general of Kentucky, Democratic incumbent Jack Conway […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs to Stay Open – For Now

by scrosby September 22, 2009

Louisville’s four area Boys and Girls Clubs will remain open for now. The Salvation Army made a public appeal in July to keep the clubs open. Major Keath Biggers said in July that the Boys and Girls clubs had a more than $150,000 operating deficit and the Salvation Army might have to close one or […]

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Fate of Boys and Girls Clubs Could Be Made Public This Week

by scrosby September 20, 2009

Last week, the Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army announced it was closing its two thrift stores. This week the organization is expected to make an announcement about the future of its Boys and Girls Clubs. Major Keath Biggers says it was a community service that the thrift stores could provide shopping for low-income […]

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Pilot Program Targets At-Risk Youth

by Rick Howlett May 5, 2009

Several organizations are joining forces to launch a pilot project for at-risk youngsters in Louisville. It’s called Badges for Baseball. It’s a mentoring program that pairs Louisville Metro Police officers with young people ages eight through fourteen. They’ll will take part in baseball or softball programs at selected Boys and Girls Clubs across the community. […]

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