Since 2006 the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Cook County Area has provided young people with:
- A safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone.
- A chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
- Opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments.
- Ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment, reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
Generation-changing programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult.