2017 YoY Candidates

Meet our 2017 Youth of the Year candidates!

We are excited to introduce you to our eight candidates for Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Youth of the Year Award! Our 2017 competition and dinner is March 7th at Navy Pier. Get your tickets at bgcc.org/yoy17.

Mimi LeClair on Comcast Newsmakers

BGCC in the News

BGCC President and CEO recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to talk about BGCC's role in helping Chicago's youth improve their lives and write their own stories. Click the image to the left to view her interview.

2016 YoY Gala

Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember!

2016 was a year to remember for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. But none of this would have been possible without your support. It's because of you that 2016 was a year our kids will always remember. So, on behalf of the nearly 10,000 members across Chicago, thank you. Here's to an even bigger and better 2017!

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!

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 our 2017 Youth of the Year Candidates!
Volunteer Spotlight - Krystal Vezzetti
Dove/Unilever Bring Self-Esteem Project to BGCC
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Celebrates National Mentoring Month
Volunteer Spotlight - Gina Trimarco
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Celebrates $50,000 Renovation from Lowe’s with the Re-Launch of the Club’s Teen Center
Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember!


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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