Valparaiso Unit
354 W. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 254
Valparaiso, IN 46383
ph: (219) 462-2182
fax: (219) 462-1081
          

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Program Information
Our hours:  Mon- Fri:  2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday:  Closed (except for Saturday leagues)
 
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Unit History
  • Opened as the Valparaiso Community Boys' Club in 1970. Our first home was Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church basement at 51 N. Franklin Street.
  • In December 1972, the Club was moved from Franklin Street to the old Gardner School at 354 W. Jefferson Street (pictured above).
  • Girls were admitted to the club in 1974 in common membership with the boys.
  • In June of 1976, Chuck Leer (Executive Director of the Montgomery County Boys Club), was hired as Executive Director.
  • In 1977, a gymnasium was planned and funded by the John Will Anderson Foundation.
  • In 1985, the mini-gym was added to the north side of the gymnasium, and the Club was renovated inside and out.
  • In 2000, the Club was given air conditioning for the first time since it was first built as an elementary school in 1899.
  • In 2012, the big gym was completely renovated along with the mini-gym also being improved
Unit Statistics
  • Facility size: 22,000 square feet; including Gamesrooms, Computer Lab, Link & Learn Room, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen/Lounge, Gym, Mini Gym and Senior Room (ages 12 and over).
  • Club open: 30 hours per week, 231 days per year.
  • Club membership: 1,415 (as of December 31, 2013).
  • Ages served: 5 - 18 (for those enrolled in grades K-12).
  • Age breakdown: 19.36% 5 - 7 year olds, 43.56% 8 - 10 year olds, 21% 11 - 12 year olds, 16.09% Teens.
  • Gender: 60% male, 40% female.
  • Average daily attendance: 141 members a day in 2013.
  • 2118 total members served in 2013.
 
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