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BGCDT Invited to National School Partnership Forum

 
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township were honored to be among a very select group of School District Superintendents and Boys & Girls Club leaders from across the country that gathered in Miami, FL for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National School Partnership Forum.  The Forum brought together BGC leaders and School District leaders to strengthen existing school partnership and build capacity and strategic plans for even stronger collaborative efforts moving forward.

Staff Spotlight: Arely Gamez

 
Arely Gamez
Unit Director: Sunny Hill Elementary
 
Short Bio:  I am very family oriented. I am currently going to school for criminal justice. I love whales and I love being weird when I don’t have to be serious.
 
What is your favorite thing about working with BGCDT?:  My favorite thing about working with BGCDT is being able to make an impact with the kids no matter how big or small.
 

20 BGCDT Staff Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in Fall 2016!

 

It’s no secret that the real magic of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is the staff that occupy our Clubs, working tirelessly with our at-risk youth on a daily basis. We are fortunate to announce that twenty (20) part-time employees celebrated an anniversary with our organization over the months of August & September.

Ten (10) of our part-time staff celebrated 3 years or more and three (3) staff members celebrated anniversaries of over 8 years with the organization, which is tremendous and a true testament to the character of our collective staff.

Curt McReynolds, BGCDT CEO, Visits the Set of Comcast Newsmakers

 

Thank you to our partners at Comcast for inviting Curt McReynolds, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township President & CEO, on the set of Comcast Newsmakers to highlight the work and mission of BGCDT. 

McReynolds was interviewed by award-winning television host and analyst, Paul Lisnek.  The interview was conducted at the Rockford Comcast studio and will air on Comcast Channel 100 throughout the Region in the month of October.

BGCDT Partners with Dundee Crown INCubator Program

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township recently hosted both the 1st & 2nd place teams (First STEP & MALEBOX) from the Dundee Crown High School INCubator Program. The INCubator Program is a business course offered at Dundee Crown High School that allows students to develop a new business concept, led by a local community business leader, in an effort to earn actual start-up revenue from local investors.

Staff Spotlight: Isaiah De La Cruz

 

Isaiah De La Cruz

Unit Director: Meadowdale Elementary

Short Bio:  I Enlisted in the United States Army reserves at the age of  17. After completing  Army's Basic Combat Training  & Advanced Individualized Training, I joined the Boys & Girls club movement! I began at CMS and later Transferred to Parkview and now serve as the Unit Director at Meadowdale Elementary.

SAGE Supports 2016 “Back to School” Supply Drive for BGCDT

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township kicked off a brand new school year on Tuesday, August 16th.  Club members greeted our staff, across eight (8) Club locations with smiles, excitement, hope and anticipation for an exciting school year.  Many of our Club members, however, come to us armed with little supplies for the new school year, often missing the most basic of essential school supplies.

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