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HISTORY

How we came to be

History

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming began its legacy of service to Central Wyoming youth in 1969, when Mrs. Wilma English moved to the community from South Dakota with her two young sons. With her she not only brought possessions, but a vision for the boys in her new community.  Her plans were to create a solid, youth-oriented organization to serve boys after school and during the summer. Her sons had both attended a Boys Club in South Dakota, and she immediately saw a need for a similar organization in Casper.

 

Mrs. English joined forces with two Casperites, John Fanto and Charles Hancock.  With their help, on November 19, 1969, the Casper Boys Club opened. In its early years, the Club moved several times until 1975 when ground was broken on the Club’s first permanent location at 353 West A Street. Soon, because of continued growth, a second location was opened at xxx East H Street. Under the guidance of Chief Professional Officer Ashley Bright and a visionary board of directors, early 2000 saw the opening of a brand new 34,000 square foot facility where the Club is now headquartered at 1701 East K Street.

KEY DATES IN OUR HISTORY

November 12, 1978 – Club received its National Charter from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Girls were allowed in the Club on a partial basis.

September 12, 1990 – Boys Clubs of America officially changed its name to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

Glenrock, WY, opened its Club doors.

August 2004 – BGCCW, in cooperation with the City of Casper, opened its brand new facility located at 1701 E. K Street.

After school and summer programming is expanded into school sites.

August 28, 2013 – The Dick & Lynn Cheney Cowboy Ethics Teen Club opened.

February 2014 – groundbreaking on Lincoln Elementary School, home of the 7th BGCCW site.

During its 44 years of operation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming have made an impact on the lives of over 41,000 youth. Thousands of kids will be served this year, and with the Club’s continued dedication to serving the youth of Central Wyoming we are confident that  our impact will continue to positively affect our community!

Contact us

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Main Club
1701 E "K" St.
Casper, WY 82601
Club number: 307.234.2456
Program Support: 307.235.4079

Partners

Community Learners Centers
Natrona County Prevention Coalition
United Way of Natrona County