IMPACT CENTER

Grand Opening – January 2020

We are thrilled to announce that through an innovative and collaborative agreement with Illinois School District 300, and the generous support of our community partners, sponsors and donors, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township has opened its new innovative High School program facility, called the Impact Center, to provide comprehensive and collaborative afterschool programming for up to 150 youth daily. The Impact Center includes over 40,000 square feet of program space, and is located directly adjacent to Dundee Crown High School, providing ease of access for students to attend our after school programs.

Workforce readiness is the Impact Center’s primary goal. Our Club to Career Pathway Directors will work with each youth to assess and develop their strengths and interests, including mapping and managing an individualized Career Pathway Plan. The plan will identify goals, tasks, and responsibilities for our members, as well as identify and track progress toward the skills they need to be successful in the 21st-century workforce.  Through partnerships and sponsorships with area companies, the Impact Center will offer soft skills training, guest speakers, facility tours, internships, and summer job opportunities.  The Impact Center features a TechLab and BuildLab, which will integrate hands-on learning projects and computer science skills to help prepare members for success in the technical workforce.

Café & Culinary Lab

CreateLab

TechLab

BuildLab

Bright Futures Club to Career Program

The program develops a framework and is collectively executed through partnerships with businesses, community colleges and technical training programs to raise awareness of and guide youth in viable career and educational options:

  • Develop competencies through project and work-based learning process and experiences,
  • Define and reinforce a positive identity for the Technical Skill Professions,
  • Build hard and soft employability skills,
  • Improve awareness by connecting youth with careers in growth industries,
  • Support employer-demand driven programs,
  • Develop Individual Career Plans.

Program Module Partners

Workforce Development Partners & Sponsors

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is one of the largest Boys & Girls Club organizations in the state of Illinois. We serve over 2,000 Club members throughout the year with after school programming, summer programs and athletics leagues at eight community elementary, middle and high schools within District 300 and 220.  Ninety-one percent (91%) of our members live at or below the poverty line. For three hours every day, they receive homework help, tutoring, snack, hot dinner, and participate in enrichment programs. These programs are in the core areas of education and career development, character and leadership, health and life skills, STEM, sports, and fitness, all provided in a fun and enriching environment in which the children thrive.

Continue to our Club to Careers Page to learn more!

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