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Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area announces $2M renovation, groundbreaking

The Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area is proud to announce that it will break ground on a $2 million facility renovation and program expansion of its Caroline S. Mark Site (1710 N 2nd Street, Wausau) on Wednesday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.


Opened in 2001, the Caroline S. Mark Site is one of three locations the Boys & Girls Club operates in the greater Wausau area and serves as the organization’s flagship program site and administrative headquarters.


This comprehensive, transformational renovation will double existing STEM, art, academic and sensory-friendly spaces and create:

  • An 8,500 square foot elementary program center

  • A 10,000 square foot teen commons and academic center

  • Dedicated counseling offices for career, workforce and post-secondary planning

  • A multipurpose dance and fitness studio


The expanded and renovated Caroline S. Mark Site will also be home to the new state-of-the-art Impact100 Greater Wausau Teaching Kitchen.


“The Caroline S. Mark Club Site is truly a community treasure and we are thrilled to launch this significant investment in its future,” said Boys & Girls Club Board President Candy Thurs. “A renovated and expanded Caroline S. Mark Site will continue to serve as the focal point for community involvement in the lives of young people and their families. This summer alone, the Boys & Girls Club collaborated with more than 75 businesses and organizations to provide comprehensive programing to hundreds of young people each day. The renovated facility will allow for continued and increased collaboration with our community and business partners.”


This expansion and renovation will allow the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area to increase daily attendance by expanding services to additional grade levels and supporting increased capacity and program services including academic, workforce development, STEM, art, healthy lifestyle, good character and leadership development.


Fundraising for the construction project is nearly complete, however meaningful opportunities for businesses and individuals to invest in this generational project are available. Information can be found at www.bgclub.com.


Miron Construction Co., Inc. will serve as the general contractor.


Construction is set to commence in October with a rededication and celebration slated for April 2022, in conjunction with Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area's 25th Anniversary.


About the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area: The Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area is dedicated to ensuring all kids have access to quality programing centered on academic success; healthy lifestyles, character and leadership development and career/workforce/post-secondary planning which enhances their daily lives and shapes GREAT FUTURES. The Club is open five days a week throughout the year. We serve more than 2,000 registered members at three locations, with an additional 5,500 young people supported through various outreach initiatives.

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