Carpentersville Middle School, Golfview, Perry, Impact Center,  Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Meadowdale, Parkview, Sunny Hill, and our newest sites, Algonquin, Winston Jr High, Jane Addams, and Algonquin Middle School.

We are excited to celebrate 25 years of impact in the community! Join us as we celebrate our collaboration, perseverance and growth, and the future of our organization. 

Drew Glassford, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township discusses the future of our Club.

Brief History

BGCDT opened its doors on January 13th, 1997 to offer a safe place for members after school. 

Nourishing Character, Inspiring Potential

From community stabilization to college and career readiness, the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township (BGCDT) is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. 
For 25 years, BGCDT has filled the gap between school and home for working families across the northwest suburbs. Our Club provides over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high-school youth each year with access to touring, mentorship, health and wellness programs, and leadership opportunities.
Our premier Club experience not only enables youth to achieve positive outcomes but also positively impacts the communities we serve: 
  • 94% of Club members reported making positive, responsible choices 
  • 93% expected to graduate from high school
  • 92% considered themselves leaders
  • 82% believed they would graduate from college or trade school

The Future of BGCDT

Since its opening in 2020, our high school Impact Center in Carpentersville has provided afterschool programming for over 100 Club members per day.
Preparing families and youth for a successful launch is the Impact Center’s primary goal. Our Club to Career Pathway Plan. The Impact Center also partners with businesses and our communities to offer skills training, guest speakers, facility tours, internships, and summer job opportunities. We are proud of the future leaders that leave our Club ready to contribute to our communities.
As we look to the next 25 years, we are committed to further improving our communities, strengthening our economic base, and expanding our impact. 

Our Impact

members served annually
dinners served each year to Club members, assuring those kids do not go to bed hungry!
Hours of screen time are reduced, because our members are engaged in quality activities for 2+ hours per day!
Parents are able to keep their jobs and provide for their families, because their kids are safe at Club!
(Numbers based as of Spring 2022) 

In one school year, 90,000 dinners will be served to Club members, assuring those kids do not go to bed hungry!

Dinners served each year
Parents are able to keep jobs because of Club

Over 1,000 parents are able to keep their jobs and provide for their families because their kids are safe at Club!

Alumni Testimonials

Darren Buchanan

Coral Colin

Courtnee Gonzalez

Mauricio Felix

Alex Ramirez

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Of club members reported making positive, responsible choices


Of club members reported making positive, responsible choices

Welcome Military Families!

Our Military Virtual Explorer Program is designed for children in 4th through 8th grades.

About our Military Virtual Program

This program is FREE for military families. Some of the unique and exciting opportunities your child can participate include: 

Programs Start May 4th

Cooking Delights

Cooking made fun and exciting. Breakfast bowls, homemade potato chips, healthy smoothies, pizza from scratch, and MORE!

Innovative 3D Printing

Students will learn to design their very own keychains and other exciting projects, and will receive their projects through the mail.

Extreme STEM

DIY build your very own solar oven, rockets, and even volcanos.

Programs Start June 1st


Learn to program your very own video game, app, and design an awesome website!

Personal Branding

Define your brand, and design your very own decals, T-Shirts, logos and MORE! Student created decals will be mailed to your address.

Indie Film Making

Learn to produce your very own short movie using a camera/ phone, homemade props & set design, and editing. 

As a bonus to signing up, members will have access to tutor.com. A service that provides tutoring services for FREE! 

Program Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

3:30 – 5:00 P.M. CT

First session starts Tuesday May 4th

Live Sessions led through Zoom

To register your child(ren) for this program, please complete the application. After completing the application, Tripti Math, our Virtual Program Leader, will be emailing you with program details and a schedule. For questions about the program, or for more information please contact Tripti at [email protected].

Register today and receive a FREE VExplorers T-Shirt!

About Us

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in the state of Illinois. We serve over 2,000 Club members throughout the year with afterschool programming, summer programs, and athletic leagues.

BGCDT celebrates 24 years of service to children in 2021. We serve members at 9 program sites as well as our virtual club platform. 

Our Mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Learn more about our Impact Here!

  • Culinary Sciences – Learn to cook and learn awesome kitchen hacks
  • Outdoor Adventures – Explore nature with some fantastic and adventurous outdoor activities
  • Movers & Shakers – Yoga, dance, resistance training, and exercise
  • Leadership – Find new ways to help your community and those in need
  • Creative Arts – Canvas painting and sketching, and learning digital design!
  • STEM – Science meets fun with Robotics, 3D design, coding, and learning to make your own website! 
  • Safe Driving Program – Learn about safe driving and distractions with real world examples. $25 gift card and certificate are provided upon completion.

Members receive prizes and cool swag just by attending! 

5 sessions = Tee Shirt

10 sessions = Drawstring Backpack

15 sessions = Program Water Bottle

Please read the following consent information below before completing the sign up form.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

In an effort to continuously serve members during winter break, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is providing distance-based, virtual programming for Club members, through which Club staff will facilitate program activities through online platforms. Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township will use software, tools and applications provided by third parties that members, parents/guardians and/or staff will access via the Internet and use for purposes of communication and programming. These platforms include Zoom Video Conferencing, MyFuture.net, and YouTube.

This letter seeks consent for your child to utilize the software platforms for distance-based, virtual Club program purposes. The Zoom platform security and privacy features can be found here: https://zoom.us/security and at https://zoom.us/privacy. Please be aware that each application collects different information about its users and has its own privacy terms and conditions to which members must adhere. Please review these carefully before registering your member.

In order to participate in virtual Club programming, you will need to provide the following:

  • Your child must have access to a computer, tablet, smartphone, or a School District assigned Chromebook or iPad, including access to the internet. 
  • We will use the Zoom software platform for group video chats, sharing projects, and program discussions in the chat.
  • MyFuture will be used for your child to participate in fun activities such as DIY Projects, Healthy Habits, and computer science.

Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township will actively monitor member activity on Zoom, YouTube, and MyFuture and will make every effort to protect member information by, among other things, maintaining control of, and access to, the data collected; prohibiting re-disclosure of member information; limiting the purposes for which the online platforms may use member information; ensuring there is no advertising and that no member information is collected for commercial purposes.

Further, all activities online must comply with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township’s safety policies that can be found here. This safety policy can also be found at https://bgcdt.org/club-safety

Please note that you will only need to consent once for your child(ren). After completing the consent form, Coral Colin will be email you shortly. If you have any questions please contact Coral at [email protected].

By filling the consent form below as the parent or guardian of the child(ren), you are consenting for them to participate in the Winter VClub program.

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