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BGCM Raises Over $330k
The 18th Annual On the Road Event was held on Saturday, May 31st at Happy Hollow Club where the 340 attendees were encouraged to sport festive golf attire in light of this year’s Country Club theme. The VIP Patron Party kicked off the evening at 5:30 pm, followed by a cocktail reception. Guests were greeted at the doors by Club kids as they were

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Wicked Weather Road Show
Meteorologist Greg Armbrecht with WOWT 6 News stopped by the Carter Lake Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday to present “Wicked Weather Road Show” to approximately 70 members from the Westside & Carter Lake Clubs. Mr. Armbrecht showed a video highlighting some of the types of severe weather that hits the Omaha metro area and shared tips on how kids and their families can

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March Madnezz Event a Slam Dunk!
On Saturday, March 29th, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands hosted the 5th Annual March Madnezz fundraising event at Spillway Grill & Bar in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “To experience success like we did at the 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs March Madnezz Event, you need two things: a strong, engaged committee and a supportive business community, and we are fortunate to have

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2014 Nebraska State Youth of the Year
On Wednesday, March 19th, three Nebraska teens met before a crowd of more than 60 supporters to compete for the title of Nebraska State Youth of the Year. The youth shared their stories of the challenges they faced and the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs had on their growth and development as a young adult. Three judges determined Jabaree Culliver, an 18-year-old graphic

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Fifth Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, The Strategic Air & Space Museum hosted the Fifth Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo.  Over 1,000 K-12 Nebraska students, team leaders and math and science teachers gathered for this premier robotics event that brings together two robotics competitions under one roof, the CEENBoT Robotics Showcase and the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), for a day of robotics fun in a historical venue. FIRST LEGO

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2013 Nebraska FIRST LEGO® Qualifying Tournament
On Saturday, December 3, 2013 hundreds of youth from the metropolitan area competed in the 2013 Nature’s Fury™ Challenge, a FIRST LEGO® Robotics event held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands’ North Omaha Unit. Brian Smith provided opening remarks. Teams demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, and sportsmanship. Local university, community, nonprofit, and corporate professionals served as tournament judges and referees.

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2014 Image Makers Photography Competition
On February 14th, the Boys & Girls Club of Carter Lake hosted the annual Image Makers Photography Competition with over 60 combined entries from all of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands.   The winners in each age group and category will now be submitted to the Midwest Regional Hosting Site for judging and the chance to move on to the National

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On the Road 2014
May 31, 2014 – May 31, 2014 1701 S 105th Street Map and Directions | Register Description: On the Road to the Club 2014 will support a cause that is teed-up for giving the youth of our community the skills they need to succeed in life. General Admission: $150 Patron Party Admission: $200 Non-Patron Table: $1,500 (Table of 10). Please select 10 General Admission Tickets.

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2014 Midlands Youth of the Year
This last Saturday, January 4th, six teen members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) participated in the annual Youth of the Year Competition. Candidates shared stories of attempted suicide, a gang related death of a friend, experiencing domestic abuse and how the support of their Club helped them to overcome and triumph over these experiences. Six area judges selected Jabaree

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Monster Jam “Crush Bullying” Event in Council Bluffs
On Thursday, January 2nd, the Boys & Girls Club of Council Bluffs hosted the Monster Jam “Crush Bullying” event where about 100 youths listened to riders on the Monster Jam circuit raise awareness about bullying and discuss prevention techniques. Free tickets were given to children and their families for Monster Jam’s opening night at the Mid-America Center, and those children also pledged to take

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Our Stories
brittany

Brittany, Age 16

During her time at the Club, her mother was diagnosed with cancer and died in May 2011. She has strong support from her grandmother and credits the Club with encouraging her to pursue her dreams.
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louis

Louis, Age 15

Louis joined the Club’s after-school program and concentrated on his reading and comprehension. The program included private tutoring, a computer program called “Teen Biz 3000”
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marcus

Marcus, Age 13

The Club was a safe place where Marcus found a caring, listening ear, and support and guidance. The staff encouraged him to start a new branch in the family tree; a branch that included high school graduation….
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Jorge

Jorge, Age 17

For his hard work and community service, dedicating 10 hours each week in the South Club kitchen, Jorge was recognized by the Barrientos Foundation as Latino Youth of the Year, and was cited for his volunteerism at the South Club.
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