Whatever it Takes Progarm 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) brings families, schools, and communities together to make sure every child has caring relationships and what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. SEL includes development of “life skills”. Life skills are important skills like setting and pursuing goals, self-control, building self-confidence and self-reliance, and dealing with setbacks and conflicts.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northwoods we strive to do whatever it takes to support our members. Our Mental Health Coordinator and Social Emotional Learning Specialist coordinate SEL and Mental Health care for our member through the Whatever It Takes Program. The Whatever It Takes program is FREE for all members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northwoods.
 “Whatever It Takes” Program Mission:
  • To provide social emotional learning support/mental health support to all members, especially those who need us most, as a foundation to reaching their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
 “Whatever It Takes” Program Vision
  • To support, through social emotional learning and mental health supports, a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
 “Whatever It Takes” Program Values:
  • Provide a Safe & Positive Environment
  • Create Fun & Encourage Uniqueness
  • Be Honest & Consistent
  • Be Passionate & Determined
  • Be Proactive
  • Encourage Opportunities for Learning
 “Whatever It Takes” Program Referral Process:
  • Referrals can be made by BGC staff, parents/guardians, member self-referral, and school staff and other community agencies.
  • Mental Health Coordinator will then make contact with the member and their guardian to gain consent to participate in programming.
  • Once consent is obtained Mental Health Coordinator will begin the assessment process.
Social Emotional “Whatever It Takes” Program Assessment Process:
  • Mental Health Coordinator will administer assessments as needed and formulate a clinical assessment on the member, which will be documented within 30 days. These assessments will determine if the referred member is tier 2 or 3.
  • Mental Health Coordinator and the member will develop a treatment plan which will be documented within 30 days.
  • Once completed the clinical assessment and treatment plan will be shared with the family and other child and family team members, signatures gathered, and filed.
  • The treatment plan will be updated every 90 days.