About Us

A Club for Life.

  • Our Mission

  • Our Values

  • Our Impact

Our Mission

Founded in 1902, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Serving nearly 20,000 youth ages 5 to 18, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago works to provide members with the emotional, educational, physical, and cultural resources that allow them to enjoy their childhood and thrive in adulthood. At our Clubs, they find caring mentors, avenues of opportunity and the tools they need to prepare for great futures.

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 info@bgcc.org. A copy of the application will be available for public review after submission at the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club.