Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago members walked the catwalk with attitude and confidence. It was the culminating event after they spent the day creating fashion mood boards, styled looks for each other, and participated in a group photoshoot, before walking the walk down the runway.

This fashion workshop featured guest professional fashion editor Marcus Ivory and was just one of many unique opportunities for our Club members during Spring Break. Many helped them explore new experiences and exposed them to new passions. 

Spring Break was packed with opportunities for our Club members, from creative art activities to technology classes to college visits.

Pedersen-McCormick Club launched a Sewing 101 class during Spring Break. This introductory course will teach the basics of sewing, including using a sewing machine. The program will evolve with the Club members’ skill levels, but we will continue to offer the 101 class so every member can learn the basics.

Three Clubs took field trips to the Apple store on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago to participate in coding and photo classes. The architecture photo course taught the kids photography tips and then had them take a photo walk downtown to capture what inspired them. Other Clubs participated in coding workshops using Apple products.

BGCC’s College and Career program, STAR, took a group of kids on two different college field trips. One to the Black College Expo at Chicago State University and another to visit Illinois State University in Bloomington. We are proud of all of the seniors who went on college field trips as they were all accepted to college.

And for our younger Club members, the Spring Break included fun field trips to museums, zoos and even to a local library to participate in story time and art activities.

“This is the best day,” said Club member Anthony after making a sock puppet. 

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