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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Club Support Center
550 W. Van Buren Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 235-8000
Fax: (312) 427-4110

FAQs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Questions

What do Boys & Girls Clubs offer to kids?

How old do the kids have to be?

Are there any volunteer opportunities available?

How can I sign-up my child? Is there a Boys & Girls Club near me?

Why is membership only $20 per year?

Do Boys & Girls Clubs have summer programs?

How is a Boys & Girls Club different from other youth organizations?

Do you accept donated items that have been used?

Is the organization hiring? How do I apply for a job?

Questions And Answers

What do Boys & Girls Clubs offer to kids?

In a nutshell, a Boys & Girls Club is a safe place for kids that is supervised by paid professional staff who offer fun and engaging programs for kids everyday at an affordable price. The Clubs offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of various ages and interests – leadership and volunteering clubs, homework help, computers, games, sports, dance, swimming, photography, arts and crafts, discussion groups, college prep, youth employment, movie making, delinquency prevention, and more. Boys & Girls Clubs offer something for every young person.

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How old do the kids have to be?

Boys & Girls Clubs serve young people between the ages of 6-18. Some of our school-based programs serve kids in age ranges that are served by that specific school, such as high school-age kids and elementary-age kids. Please view Club Locations to find a Club near you and call the Club to confirm the ages of its members or call (312) 235-8000.

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Are there any volunteer opportunities available?

We have many volunteer positions to meet your schedule, interests and desired location. Please see Volunteer Opportunities to review the types of positions available and complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

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How can I sign-up my child? Is there a Boys & Girls Club near me?

First, enter a zip code at Club Locations to find a Club near your home, work or your child’s school. You will need to complete a membership application. You can get an application by visiting the Club or completing it online. Membership is $20 for one year.

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Why is membership only $20 per year?

We keep our membership fees low so all children have the opportunity to belong to a Boys & Girls Club. As a not-for-profit agency, we are fortunate to have several partners who support Boys & Girls Clubs so we can employ trained professionals and offer a wide array of programs.

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Do Boys & Girls Clubs have summer programs?

During the summer, many of our Clubs offer full-day summer camp programs for an additional fee. These programs begin in the morning and end in the early evening. Additionally, our Clubs are still open in the afternoons to all current Boys & Girls Club members who may not need a full-day program. View Club Locations to find a Club near you and call for more information about its summer program offering and fee.

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How is a Boys & Girls Club different from other youth organizations?

Boys & Girls Clubs are dedicated facilities that are especially designed for young people up to the age of 18. As a result, young people find a unique sense of belonging at the Club. The Clubs are open every day after school and are supervised by trained youth development professionals and not just volunteers. The Clubs offer a wide variety of programs that build character, enhance education, cultivate creativity, encourage fitness and teamwork and teach important life skills. This gives young people opportunity to choose from a variety of activities. What’s more is that we’re affordable for all youth at only $20 a year.

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Do you accept donated items that have been used?

We accept items that are in good condition and can definitely be used by our Clubs. To donate an item, please call (312) 235-8002.

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Is the organization hiring? How do I apply for a job?

View Job Openings for a full list of available employment opportunities, which are updated regularly. You may also apply for a specific position directly from our web site.

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