2016 YoY Candidate Marcos Matias

Support Chicago's Teens & Double Your Impact!

All donations made through August 31, 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. This match is being made through the generosity of the Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation and the Lavin Family Foundation. These funds will enable BGCC to expand our teen membership through enhanced teen recruitment, expanded programming, additional staff training and increased emphasis on member retention.

NBA Superstar Chris Paul

Chris Paul makes another big assist!

NBA superstar Chris Paul, NBA Cares and State Farm surprised our Logan Square Club members with a brand new gym and new game room equipment! Chris even stopped by to meet the kids, test out the new gym, and help run some basketball drills.

2016 Zac Camp

Just Keep Swimming...

Our 2016 Zac Camp recently wrapped up at our Valentine Club. Members learned how to stay safe while enjoying some pool time this summer. Thanks to the Zac Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their support!

2016 King Legacy Gala

Honoring Dr. King's Legacy

Our King Club recently held their 2016 King Legacy Gala. This year's honorees included Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers and NBA star Jahlil Okafor. Both were recognized for their contributions towards the betterment of Chicago.

Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Recent News

Meet the new Chairman of our Board of Directors
A trying time for our youth and our communities
When is enough enough? A message from BGCC President Mimi LeClair
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Applauds Hall of Famer from Dr. King Club
Charles Schwab Foundation Provides Grant for Financial Literacy
WGN Interviews Denzel Washington and 2015 BGCA Youth of the Year Whitney!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and Kids Foot Locker Welcome Chicago Bear Running Back Matt Forte


Just one or two hours each week can make a real difference in a young person's life! As a volunteer, it can make a real difference in your life too. The benefits include:

  • Positively impacting the lives of Chicago youth
  • Becoming a role model
  • Developing relationships with our members
  • Helping to provide a fun and safe environment for young people

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Featured Events

October 04, 2016
Valentine Club's 7th Annual Changing Lives Fundraiser
October 20, 2016
Young Professionals Board Great Futures Gala