Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis celebrates 125 years

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis celebrates 125 years of helping kids. And each year, the club serves about 7,300 kids.

To honor this milestone, the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis says it will host several community events. The first one is happening on March 8, and that's the Youth of the Year Awards Breakfast. It's from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center. Tickets are free, but there is limited space so you have to RSVP.

On Sunday, Boys & Girls Club member, Jonathan Rodriguez, and Boys & Girls Club Director of Development and Marketing, LaNisha Clark, stopped by WTHR Weekend Sunrise.

The organization recognized Rodriguez as the 2018 High School Youth of the Year. Clark says they select an elementary school student, a middle school student and a high school student. Students are picked based on leadership skills and for making a positive impact on those around them.

Other events coming up to celebrate the club's 125th anniversary are "Adult Recess" on April 26. You can participate in an evening of fun and games. All the proceeds go towards funding after school academic assistance for all kids at all Boys & Girls Clubs in Indy. This is taking place at the Lilly Boys & Girls Club at 801 S. State Avenue, Indianapolis from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tickets are $50. Then on August 16, there's a golf outing at Prairie View Golf Club. The Boys & Girls Club "Blue Door Gala" is scheduled for November 3.