9 inspiring and articulate teens filled with hope and promise + 950 supportive guests packed inside the Navy Pier Ballroom to hear their stories = 1 memorable night.
Click the photo to see a video of the 2013 Youth of the Year Awards.
Meet our amazing 2013 Youth of the Year Evelyn. Her Club was always a destination of hope as she routinely witnessed more than any child's fair share of hopelessness, crime and poverty in her community. Yet, an incident that no child should ever have to experience nearly shattered her. Learn how the Club made a difference in Evelyn's life and how her strength and grace have propelled her toward living the life she has always dreamed. Click the photo for her recent interview on ABC 7.
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.
The Louis L. Valentine Club recently installed a new scoreboard thanks to the generosity of community groups
the Chinatown Special Events Committee, Dragons Athletic Association and Chinatown Parking Corporation. The scoreboard commemorates the Club's 75 years of service to the Bridgeport and Chinatown communities.
We welcome the young people of Morgan Park, Roseland, Washington Heights, Al Raby High School, Bright Elementary, Carter Elementary and West Pullman Elementary. Hope and opportunity await you!
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: