Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring 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 19 Boys & Girls Clubs are standing proud and vibrant.  Our doors and our arms are open wide to give 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

Science in Society's Science Club and Junior Science Club programs were developed in partnership with the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.

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