Club members participate in a science fair

Making Learning Fun

Last week, 115 members from 10 of our Clubs enjoyed a day of learning and fun as part of our Club STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program. Activities included a science fair, an interactive science demonstration and a bridge building competition. Our thanks to The Driskill Foundation for their support!

Eve at Wrigley Field

Eve delivers at the World Series!

2016 Youth of the Year Eve Houser delivered the game ball at game four of the World Series. Click the image to the right to watch the video of her special delivery.

Club members opening gifts

Be a part of BGCC's 2016 Holiday Gift Drive

Deliver a happy holiday season for thousands of kids across Chicago. We're collecting 2,500 gifts for our members and we need your help. Click the image to the right to see more on how you can help.

Laura's hard at work on the microscope, photo courtesy of M. Whittaker

Diving in the deep end

BGCC member Laura McGinn spent her summer immersed in a lab experience at Northwestern University. A graduate of BGCC's Science Club and a senior at Northside Prep, Laura joined Northwestern faculty member Derk Joester's lab for the summer to study biological engineering. HELIX Magazine has more on Laura's experience.

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