Alumni / Staff Spotlight: Karri Haiges ~ 2014 BGCDT Youth of the Year

Short Bio:  I am 20 years old and a junior in college. I go to Illinois State University, Go Redbirds!, and am majoring in special education.  I enjoy short walks to the fridge and strawberry ice cream :)   I love reading (so if you know any good reads, please feel free to let me know) and cooking (also accepting secret family recipes to amazing meals).

BGCDT Club Members Enroll in Youth Police Academy!


The Carpentersville Police Department recently hosted the 2016 Youth Police Academy for Carpentersville youth who are currently ages 12-17.  The academy consisted of 5, four-hour days beginning Monday, July 18th through Friday, July 22nd with classes from 10 AM to 2 PM.  We are proud to announce that ten (10) of our Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Towship Club members participated in the recent Academy! 

BGCDT Board of Directors Welcomes Janine Kerin (Centegra)


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Board of Directors unanimously appointed Janine Kerin to the BGCDT Board of Directors during the July 2016 Board Meeting.  Kerin is the Sr. Marketing & Sales Coordinator for Centegra Health System. 

Kerin recently completed a three (3) month Board Orientation process to join the Board of Directors, bringing the active Board Roster to the maximum of 30 members.  In addition to the 30 active (voting) Board Members, the BGCDT Board also has four (4) Emeritus – Lifetime Board Members.

BGCDT Members Have a Blast at the Kane Co. Fair!


A very special “thank you” to the EFS Foundation for sponsoring 40 BGCDT Club Members from our Elementary schools with an opportunity to visit the Kane Co. Fair.  Each BGCDT Club Member was provided an official 2016 Kane Co. Fair T-Shirt, along with an all-day ride pass and a tasty lunch.

Club members toured the animal barns, grazed across the concession vendors and business expo and enjoyed a great day of sunshine and carnival rides. 

BGCDT “Great Futures” Golf Outing


The 2016 “Great Futures” Golf Outing was held on Friday, June 24th at Randall Oaks.  The event hosted a total of 22 foursomes and a picture-perfect day of weather.  Each golfer that participated received a BGCDT Nike polo, a sleeve of Nike golf balls and plenty of other goodies from Spa Bleu!

Golfers were greeted by the Club members during the Registration and Teen Members during the dinner program, which featured a Pig Roast, raffle prizes and 50/50 give-away!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and players for a great day at Randall Oaks.

4th Annual BGCDT / Gatorade Track & Field Day Event


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township recently held the 4th Annual Track & Field Day Event, sponsored by our partners at PepisCo (Barrington).  The event hosted nearly 200 Club members from across five (5) Club Units, including:  Golfview Elementary, Meadowdale Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Perry Elementary and our Lakewood Club Unit as well.

Club members participated in Field events, such as the Long Jump and Softball Throw and Track events, such as the 50 yd., 100 yd. and 200 yd. Dash, respectively.

BGCDT Staff Recognition Luncheon


On May 26th the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township hosted all of our PT & FT Staff at Randall Oaks Golf Course for a Development & Training Session.  This year, we also launched a new Staff Recognition for our PT staff during a special Awards Luncheon; highlighting the amazing effort of our PT staff throughout each of our Club Units.  Thank you for Unit Directors Erika Kwasny & Maria Ramirez for sparking the creation of this event.