To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The after-school hours are the most threatening time for young people, especially those who walk in some of Chicago's most economically challenged neighborhoods ravaged by violence and drugs. Yet, even in these troubled communities, our 23 Boys & Girls Clubs are standing proud and vibrant. Our doors and our arms are open wide to give 16,000 young people:
A safe place to learn and grow...
Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...
Hope and opportunity