Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee partner with Admirals to open The Ready Center

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM), along with the Milwaukee Admirals, announced the opening of The Ready Center Wednesday, March 9.

The Ready Center is a new facility meant to help teens prepare for college, a career and life. 

“We believe that having a focus on our teens through in-person, hybrid, and virtual programming is not only needed, but needed now,” said BGCGM President and CEO Kathy Thornton-Bias. “The primary goal of The Ready Center is to provide our promising youth with the tools, resources, and space for them to make progress toward achieving their goals and reaching their greatest potential. We are grateful to our partner, the Milwaukee Admirals and Harris Turer for supporting this work and helping us make this space a reality.”

The center focuses on "college and career readiness, leadership development, volunteerism, community service, and entrepreneurial education," according to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. They say their Graduation Plus and Career Development programs are now based at The Ready Center, along with their teen-specific Leadership & Service and Health & Wellness programs.

“We believe it’s always important to invest in our young people and that is why we did this,” said Milwaukee Admirals owner/CEO Harris Turer. “We need to provide the resources necessary for kids to succeed in school and in life. Our organization is excited to be associated with The Ready Center and the great work of BGCGM.”

The Ready Center is located at 1916 Vel R. Phillips Avenue in Milwaukee. 

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