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.
James R. Jordan Club
2102 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60612
School-year hours: Monday-Friday, 2-8 p.m.
-Power Hour Homework Help
-Summer Brain Gain
-Tech Girls Rock
-Torch Club leadership group
-Keystone Club leadership program
-Junior Youth of the Year
-Youth of the Year
-Passport to Manhood
Featured at Club
-Great Opportunities (GO Program)
-Jamal Akakpo Film Institute
-Notes for Notes Music Studio
To learn more details about each program, head to our programs page.
Would you like to become a member of the James R. Jordan Club?
- Membership is $20 per child
- Applicants must be between the ages of 5 and 18
- Parents must provide contact information including phone and email and join the Remind App
- All Club participants must attend program in good health
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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