Specialized Initiatives

Specialized Initiatives

The Club offers specialized program initiatives made possible by direct support from several funding sources. These specialized initiatives play an important role in deepening the Club’s impact and influencing positive youth outcomes involving academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles.


Youth Arts Initiative


The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay has been awarded a multi-year “Youth Arts Initiative” grant from The Wallace Foundation. This research based grant is an experiment to find out what it takes to implement an exceptionally high-level art programs in an after-13083224_10153509346206643_7405985808495079479_nschool setting for 10 to 13 year-olds that would otherwise not have the opportunity.

The “Success Principles” being put to the test are derived from the Wallace Foundation Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts research report. These principles were derived from a study of exemplary arts organizations serving youth, interviews with leading experts in arts education and youth development as well as interviews with Club Members and parents/guardians about what would make a successful high level arts program.

Support has allowed the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay to hire experienced, professional teaching artists to instruct skill development classes and equip facilities with top of the line technology and equipment. Through the Youth Arts Initiative, we have been able to implement four art forms/programs:13062086_10153509346201643_489088065645925226_n


1) Graphic Arts: Visual Communication & Design

2) Dance: Choreography & Artistic Motion (Tap, Ballet & Jazz)

3) Performing Arts

4) Digital Visual Arts: Video Production & Editing



The Wallace Foundation has commissioned an independent evaluation of the Youth Arts Initiative from Research for Action aimed to develop evidence of outcomes and best practices to share with the youth development field on how organizations can implement high quality, impactful art programs.


Click here to read the key findings of the “Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts” report from The Wallace Foundation.





For more information about the Youth Arts Initiative or to register your child for arts programming, please contact Director of Club Operations, Ben Perkovich at (920) 494-7090 ext: 1054 or at bperkovich@bgcgb.org.