AG Van Hollen: To speak to leaders of Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Contact: Dana Brueck, 608/266-1221
As 15 Wisconsin Clubs Each Receive a $1,000 Stipend from the Wisconsin Department of Justice to Keep Kids Safe
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that 15 Boys and Girls Clubs across Wisconsin have each received a $1,000 stipend to purchase computer hardware and supplies to facilitate NetSmartz, an interactive program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that helps to teach children, 5-17, how to be safer online and off.
Additionally, Attorney General Van Hollen is going to San Diego, CA, to speak May 1, 2012, to more than 100 leaders from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America at the 2012 State Alliance Summit, a meeting designed for leaders from clubs across the country to share ideas, challenges and best practices.
“As Attorney General, I’ve made protecting children one of my top priorities, and the Boys and Girls Clubs make a tremendous partner. Through Badges for Baseball and our efforts to promote NetSmartz, we’ve reached countless kids and families through Clubs across Wisconsin.”
Below is a list of Boys and Girls Clubs in Wisconsin each receiving this year’s $1,000 stipend for NetSmartz:
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (Madison)
Stateline Boys and Girls Club (Beloit)
Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac (Fond du Lac)
Boys and Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point)
Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh (Oshkosh)
Boys and Girls Club of Fox Valley (Appleton)
Jim Larsen Boys and Girls Club of Door County (Sturgeon Bay)
Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County (Black River Falls)
Woodland Boys and Girls Club (Neopit)
Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County (Antigo)
Boys and Girls Club of Sparta (Sparta)
Boys and Girls Club of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Band (Hayward)
Boys and Girls Club of West Central Wisconsin (Tomah)
Boys and Girls Club of Sheboygan County (Sheboygan Falls)
Boys and Girls Club of Superior (Superior)
*The contributions come from the Attorney General’s discretionary settlement funds.
Please visit the following link to learn more about the State Alliance Summit: http://www.doj.state.wi.us/news/files/bgca-conference-program-2012.pdf