Congratulations Shakhari!

Congratulations Shakhari!

Meet Shakhari Edwards, a. 4.0 senior at North-Grand High School. She was named Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s 2014 Youth of the Year at an awards ceremony on March 4. A National Honor Society Member, Shakhari also served as president of both the Torch and Keystone Clubs at the Daniel A. Cotter Club. Click the photo to learn more about Shakhari and the seven other outstanding Youth of the Year finalists who mesmerized more than 1,100 guests with their courage and strength.

 
A Champion for Youth Joins BGCC

A Champion for Youth Joins BGCC

Alicia T. Vega, an 18-year youth advocate in Chicago, has been named Vice President of Youth Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Vega will oversee all aspects of youth programming and operations at 18 Clubs throughout the city. Click the photo to learn more about Alicia and her role at BGCC.

 
Doing More Comes Naturally for BGCC Board Chair

Doing More Comes Naturally for BGCC Board Chair

As an attorney defending pro-bono clients who lived in desperate circumstances without stable support systems, BGCC Board Chairman Craig Martin found himself wanting to do more . “I wanted to be in a position where I wasn’t just defending people but addressing underlying issues.” In two short years he has fortified BGCC's corporate board, increased funds raised and elevated BGCC's profile to give Chicago's children the tools to succeed. Click the photo to see Shia Kapos’ column in Crain's.

 
Back on Campus: BGCC Checks-In with Alums at College

Back on Campus: BGCC Checks-In with Alums at College

As children and teens return to school all over the country, we wanted to check-in with three of our BGCC alums to see what they are doing and where they are now. Click the photo to learn more.

 
Degrees to Diplomas

Degrees to Diplomas

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club is one of 20 sites to pilot Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), a new college readiness program that guides Club teens as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. The program includes high-yield activities run by staff as well as volunteers from program sponsor Toyota who mentor the teens.

 
 
 
 
 
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Recent News

AUG 22, 2014 2014 Youth of the Year Winner Shakhari Edwards & Congressman Mike Quigley
AUG 07, 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Guild Board Raises More Than $250,000 at 10th Anniversary Celebration of Annual Lawn Ball
MAR 05, 2014 Shakhari Edwards Named BGCC 2014 Youth of the Year
MAR 02, 2014 8 Teens Share Stories, Dreams at Annual Youth of Year Competition
FEB 03, 2014 BGCC Partners with Ross Stores to Promote Academic Success for Young People
OCT 04, 2013 Alicia T. Vega Named Vice President of Youth Development
SEP 23, 2013 Back on Campus: BGCC Checks-In with Alums at College

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October 23, 2014
2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Leadership Dinner