2017 Board Blitz Challenge


The mission of the Board “Blitz” Challenge, held annually during a two-week time frame in October, is to encourage Board Members to visit our BGCDT Club Units, meet with staff and club members, and witness a regular day at club.  Board Members score points through the number of visits, length of their visit, bringing guests, and if their guest makes a financial contribution during the visit.  The purpose of bringing guests to our club sites is to raise awareness of our organization and the impact it has on the families in our community.

Future Techies Learning at the Teen Center

If you step foot into our Teen Center, you will see tech lab and sound studio filled to the brim with teens! Our technology programming has been a big addition to our Teen Center programming, and the amount of participation from our teens can prove it. Our teen members have been learning about 3D printing, animation, creating short videos and podcasts, recording music and music videos, photoshop and social media marketing, and more! These technology programs are led by Mike Sein, our Technology Program Staff at the Teen Center.

Global Leadership Summit

BGCDT staff had an amazing opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), a two day event held Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. The GLS provides participants a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills. Over the two days we heard from many speakers including Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Marcus Lemonis, star of "The Profit," Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor at Google and many more great speakers.

School Supply Drive

  Many of our over 1,500 club members may not be able to afford the extensive shopping list of school supplies that goes along with the start of the new school year, which can be very discouraging to a young student.  Thanks to several corporate sponsors, this year we took in a record amount of school supplies & backpacks to help supplement their supply lists, and as an inventory throughout the school year to fill students needs. Thanks to everyone who contriubted to this great cause.  

Back to School

With the first day of school rapidly approaching, also comes optimism for students as they start a new academic year and reunited with friends. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township also plays a vital role in each student’s start to the new school year.  Our clubs will open the blue doors at 8 site locations, serving over 750 members per day ages 6 – 18. We will provide them with a safe place to go every day after school, with positive adult mentors to lead them in five core program areas;

- Character and Leadership Development

2017 Great Futures Golf Outing

We had a great day for the Great Futures Golf Outing with all proceeds going back to providing a fun and safe place for nearly 2,000 kids to go after school and during the summer.

Congratulations to our winning team of:

Hank Faulkner, Ken Savely, Mike Contreras and Fred Bencrissutto

A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors for this year’s event!

5th Annual Gatorade Track & Field Event

On the last day of school 280 club members converged on to the Carpentersville Middle School track to compete in their different events.  Kids in grades 1-5 from all six elementary school sites (Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale, Parkview, Perry and Sunny Hill) participated in different events; 50m dash, 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, softball throw, and the 4x100m relay.  This program started months before this exciting day, as members tried to see who would represent their club site at the event.