Creating great futures together

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Dave and Barb Skogen,we have formed a unique community partnership to address the critical needs in the Holmen Area.

Great Futures Together, a $3.5 million campaign will establish a Boys & Girls Club within the former Festival Foods Building on Holmen Drive that will incorporate dedicated space for a Community Center and the School District of Holmen.  This opportunity will open the doors and provide intergenerational programming that will strengthen the community as a whole.

Centrally located with adjacent parking this 40,000 square foot Boys & Girls Club facility will include but is not limited to:

Youth Activities

  • Academics & Fine Arts
  • Character and Leadership Development
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mentoring & Tutoring

Intergenerational Programs

  • Nutrition/Exercise
  • Adult Education
  • Recreation Leisure Activities
  • Family Programming

Gatherings and Meetings

  • Multipurpose rooms

The need is real

The northern La Crosse County corridor is the second fast population growth area in the state.  A safe and welcoming space for the residents of the area is vital.

For youth – According to La Crosse County, the most dangerous time for youth is between 3 and 7 pm.  Even though Holmen is the largest school in the Mississippi Conference it is the only one that does not have a dedicated space for after-school activities and learning support, putting many kids at risk.

For retirees – Similarly, people of retirement age do not have a center for socialization, medical and nutritional support, and many other needs.

The momentum is building

The greater Holmen community has already committed significant support for this project providing funds, in-kind donations and volunteerism.  This is an exciting time to be a part of the community.

Design of the new facility is now underway.  Here is a preliminary concept:

Great Futures Together

It is understood that this type of programming requires ongoing financial support before renovation can begin in 2020, so the Holmen Area Community Center and the Boys & Girls Club have agreed to conduct a new Capital Campaign to raise an additional $3,500,000 to support the development of the Club and the community center, contribute to the cost of renovations of the building and to provide for the first three years of programming expenses for all programs.

If the local community steps up to raise the money, the dreams of the organization will become a reality and the facility could be open within a year.

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