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Drew Glassford to serve on Congresswoman Underwood’s Education Advisory Council

CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township chosen to serve on Education Advisory Council under Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township (BGCDT) CEO, Drew Glassford, has been selected to serve a two-year term on Congresswoman Underwood’s Education Advisory Council for the 117th Congress. The council provides the Congresswoman and her staff ideas, feedback and support on education issues pertaining to the local district as well state and federal legislation.

“I am thrilled to represent our organization and families on this important assignment and look forward to working with Representative Underwood and her staff to advancing national policies that will benefit our youth,” Glassford stated. “BGCDT, working closely with our amazing community partners and business leaders, is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for growth and future success for kids who need it the most, something that aligns well with Representative Underwood’s legislative priorities and the work of the Education Advisory Council.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in the state of Illinois. BGCDT serves over 2,000 Club members throughout the year with afterschool programming, summer programs, and athletic leagues. Opening in 1997 with one location in Carpentersville, BGCDT now operates in nine Community Schools within District 300, 220, and 158 along with a High School Impact Center in Carpentersville, Illinois.

For only $25 a school year, kids K-12 receive homework help, tutoring, a daily snack and hot dinner, and participation in enrichment programs. These programs are in the core areas of education and career development, character and leadership, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation, and the arts. All of these services are provided in a safe and fun environment in which the children thrive.

Article originally posted on Chicago Crusader. March 7, 2021.


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