James R. Jordan Club

During the late 1950s, the Henry Horner Boys & Girls Club began offering programs to young people of Chicago’s near West-side communities. At Michael Jordan’s retirement celebration in the late fall of 1994, Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicago Bulls announced their intention to build a new Boys & Girls Club to serve the residents of Chicago’s West Haven community. The Club would be in honor of the memory of Michael’s late father, James R. Jordan.

Thanks to a contribution from the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan, the 41,000 square foot facility became a reality in 1996. Today, more than 1,250 club members attend the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club and Chicago Bulls Family Life Center weekly.

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James R. Jordan Club

2102 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60612

School-year hours: Monday-Friday, 2-8 p.m.

Ages 5-18

Welcome to the Jordan Club!

Hi, I'm Will Edmondson, the Club Director at the James R. Jordan Club. We are excited to serve your family in the Near West Side of Chicago community. We are a tight-knit group that is proud to offer programs that fit our members' diverse interests, including academic support, mentorship, and physical activity. We look forward to serving you and your family!

Director Q&A

Why Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club inspires Chicago’s youth to learn while giving parents a peace of mind that their children are constructively engaged after school.  The club provides positive adult role models, positive peer interaction and  a sense of belonging.  Every kid deserves a nurturing environment and opportunities that can change their lives for the better.

Our Impact on the Community

The inclusive environment allows kids from all over the city to empower their voices and make a change to become tomorrow’s leaders. The diversity of the club members and staff supports the development of cultural competence and empathy.

Advice for our Youth

Do your best to explore all the Club has to offer, you might find an interest you didn't know you had until you try it at the Club.

What Makes Our Club Special

James R. Jordan Club has been a safe place for children and teens on the West Side of Chicago to explore their interests with a wide variety of program offerings. The programs offered are essential to the development and growth in their education, leadership and physical activity.

Join our Club today!