The Cedar Lake Boys’ Club was the second Club in the Steel City Boys’ Clubs organization. It was opened in 1969 in the Salesian Prep School, and operated there until 1976 when it moved to another location on West 133rd Avenue.
Keeping in line with the history of our other Club sites, the Cedar Lake Club became immensely popular in its community and began to grow beyond its means. As a result, the Anderson Foundation provided a generous funding for the construction of a new facility in Cedar Lake.
The Cedar Lake Club is now located at 13000 Fairbanks in Cedar Lake. The Club sits upon seven acres of property. So much land was obtained with the foresight of future growth of the Town of Cedar Lake and, ultimately, the Cedar Lake Club.
This Club has a rich history in providing programs that truly appeal to teen members. In addition, it is located directly across from a Crown Point School Corporation Elementary School (MacArthur Elementary). As a result, the Cedar Lake Club has had an excellent partnership with this school system for many years.
What parents have to say about our club:
"I am so grateful for the Cedar Lake Boys and Girls Club. It's such a relief to me that she has somewhere to go that is safe, fun and she WANTS to be there!
The staff is welcoming and they make it fun for the kids. You can tell they love being there and they love what they do. It shows in how much time they give and how they interact with the kids. Shelli, Justin & staff create a fun atmosphere that make it a place where kids WANT to be.
I LOVE the Smart Girls program. Not only are the girls learning to deal with tough situations with respect and grace, they are also building up their self esteem! Someone is there for the girls to answer embarrassing questions they might not ask their parents. There have been a few times when I've come to pick up Lexi and ended up hanging out for a while. Shelli taught the kids how to make "stone soup" and I had to have a sample! Next week I'm making Baklava for Lexi to talk about her Greek heritage!
There's always fun events going on - indoor soccer games, holiday parties, field trips, Smart Girls, dodge ball, teen night, movie night, science day... and I'm sure I'm missing some! Summer is even better.
When Lexi is at the Cedar Lake Boys and Girls Club, I know she's in a great place. I don't know what we would do without it."