A Club for Life.
Founded in 1902, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) is one of the oldest youth development organizations in Chicago. Its mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Serving thousands of youth – ages five to 18+ – annually at 24 Club locations across Chicago, BGCC works to equip members with the emotional, educational, physical, and cultural resources that allow them to enjoy their childhood and thrive in adulthood.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is so much more than a place for kids to go during the out-of-school hours, our Clubs offer:
- A life-changing experience to discover skills, confidence and friendship
- A life-saving oasis among the urban pressures of violence and poverty
- A life-long impact to become productive adults and role models
Our Clubs strive to reach our three key priority outcomes:
- Our programs help our members make academic strides and graduate from high school with a plan for the future.
- Club members are taught to be engaged citizens involved in the community and to model strong character.
- From building self-esteem and confidence to providing healthy meals and activities, our Clubs help kids develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
21st Century Grant
Boys & Girls Club of Chicago in partnership with Alcott College Prep, Bulls College Prep, Butler College Prep, Legacy Elementary Charter School, Medgar Evans Elementary School (Ford Heights), Orville Bright Elementary School, Park Manor Elementary School, Plato Elementary School, UIC College Prep, and Wendell Green Elementary School, intend to submit an application to the Illinois State Board of Education for a 21 Century Learning Centers grant.
The grant will support academic and enrichment focused after-school programs for students at these schools. If you have any comments on the proposed program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the application will be available for public review after submission at the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club.
And Justice for All
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department ofAgriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity