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

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Dinners served each year
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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

100%
2020

Of club members reported making positive, responsible choices

94%
2020

Of club members reported making positive, responsible choices

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