What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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BGCDT’s Vision

As an organization, we are mindful of our own, our members, and their families’ social-emotional well-being and overall mental health. Supporting young people’s social and emotional development is an essential part of our work. Improved academic performance, lower emotional distress, decreased behavior problems, and increases in positive attitudes toward both school and pro-social behavior are all advantages of providing members with opportunities to learn and practice social-emotional skills. As staff, we are here to work with our members’ families, local schools, and support agencies to improve their social and emotional well-being.

BGCDT’s Tiered SEL Support

BGCDT’s SEL Team follows a three-tiered approach to providing services.

BGCDT SEL Guidebook

Link and description coming soon

Services Provided

  • SEL Skill-Based Groups
  • Trauma Informed training
  • Family resource connection
  • Counseling/support services which include a behavior support policy, staff recognition, daily check-ins, and life coaches.
  • Zen Dens at each Club site. Zen Dens offer a quiet, calm, relaxing space that help members manage emotions in healthy ways.

Community Partners

Quick SEL Links

CASELCollaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning



2022 Growth Mindset Study

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions or want more information about our SEL program and initiatives.

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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