ABOUT BAKER YOUTH CLUB
To work with the youth of Kosciusko County to shape an educated, healthy, and social identity based on Christian values.
Baker Youth Club (BYC) is a local youth development agency that strives to provide quality supervision for the young people in our community. BYC emphasizes education, health, physical fitness and social skills while teaching young people life skills. The staff at BYC takes pride in helping children by providing a structured daily schedule that will teach them discipline, respect, relationship building and other essential components that will help them be successful in life.
How We Do It
Awesome Staff & Volunteers
We couldn’t do what we do without an awesome team of staff and volunteers investing in our youth. Get to know our team below, sign up to volunteer or apply to work at BYC. You won’t regret it!
Warsaw After-School Program
Our main focus is giving kids a safe, fun place to go after school. See the Warsaw Campus program page for details on the schedule and activities.
Satellite Locations After-School Program
For kids who can’t make it to the Warsaw campus, we offer programs at Syracuse Elementary school and Wawasee Middle School while school is in session. Learn more on our Satellite Locations page.
Warsaw Summer Camp Program
For 9 weeks each summer, kids from grades K-8 are invited to BYC Summer Camp with plenty activities, field trips make new friends, receive a free lunch, and be mentored by our awesome staff. Learn more on our Summer Program page.
Kids can’t drive themselves to the BYC after-school program! That’s why transportation is offered from several locations:
Baker Bus/Shuttle Bus
Transportation to BYC from:
Lakeview Middle School
Warsaw Community Schools
Transportation to BYC from:
Edgewood Middle School
Warsaw Community HS
Executive Director – Tracy Furnivall
Tracy has been serving as Executive Director since 2003. In that time, he has led BYC in many first steps toward growth and development, including the transportation program, purchasing our own facility, and growing and developing the program into a more educational and health-based program. Tracy and his wife Amy have two children, Alex (spouse Ross) Myers and Trae (spouse Kelly) Furnivall, and six grandchildren. In his spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and family, golfing and camping.
Office Administrator – Miranda Braddock
Miranda started working for BYC in October of 2011. Miranda oversees a variety of things in her daily work such as checking in children, recording daily activities, and running day-to-day operations. Most importantly, she loves to see the kids’ smiling faces come through the door. Miranda is married to Todd, a Lakeview teacher, and has two children: Easton (5) and Brynlee (2). One of Miranda’s favorite activities is her weekly visit to her grandmother’s to spend time with her five siblings and their families.
Robin Brown – Self Employed
Griffyn Carpenter – W.R. Hall Insurance Group
Tim Early – Network Partners
Jake Furbee – Core Mechanical
Joe Graham – Grace College
RJ Hall – Zimmer Biomet
Aimee Lunsford – Lincoln Elementary School
Tad Nieter – Medartis
Tom Ray – Washington Elementary School
David Robertson – Warsaw Community Schools
Chris Wiggins – Lake City Bank
Michele White – Lake Middle School
Joel Wihebrink – Wihebrink Landscape Management
President – Robin Brown
Vice-President – Jake Furbee
Treasurer – Chris Wiggins
Secretary – Tad Nieter
John Elliott – Emeritus Board Member
Safety and Facilities
Policy and Procedure
Board of Directors meet every third Thursday of each month
Sub-committees meet quarterly