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Students Have Fun While Building Great Futures

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Joe Jordan views his work at the club as the perfect opportunity to give back, as so many people gave so much to him in his youth.

The Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne has served school aged children and teens for thirty years, and now its brand new facility at the corner of Pontiac and Fairfield is open and welcomes hundreds of members each day.

After school and all day during the summer, kids participate in impactful programs focused on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. 

Rudy Mahara, the local chapter founder, brought the idea to Fort Wayne in 1989, after moving here from Lafayette, Indiana, where he saw firsthand the value of the organization.

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A few weeks ago, WBOI's Julia Meek invited its president, Joe Jordan, into the studio to talk about how the club inspires young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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