The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is proud to announce a deepening partnership with the Carpentersville Police Department. Starting this fall a on duty Police Officers will be assigned to each of our 8 club locations.
If you step foot into our Teen Center, you will see tech lab and sound studio filled to the brim with teens! Our technology programming has been a big addition to our Teen Center programming, and the amount of participation from our teens can prove it. Our teen members have been learning about 3D printing, animation, creating short videos and podcasts, recording music and music videos, photoshop and social media marketing, and more! These technology programs are led by Mike Sein, our Technology Program Staff at the Teen Center.
BGCDT staff had an amazing opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), a two day event held Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. The GLS provides participants a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills. Over the two days we heard from many speakers including Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Marcus Lemonis, star of "The Profit," Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor at Google and many more great speakers.
Many of our over 1,500 club members may not be able to afford the extensive shopping list of school supplies that goes along with the start of the new school year, which can be very discouraging to a young student. Thanks to several corporate sponsors, this year we took in a record amount of school supplies & backpacks to help supplement their supply lists, and as an inventory throughout the school year to fill students needs. Thanks to everyone who contriubted to this great cause.
With the first day of school rapidly approaching, also comes optimism for students as they start a new academic year and reunited with friends. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township also plays a vital role in each student’s start to the new school year. Our clubs will open the blue doors at 8 site locations, serving over 750 members per day ages 6 – 18. We will provide them with a safe place to go every day after school, with positive adult mentors to lead them in five core program areas;
- Character and Leadership Development
The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is excited to announce Michael Contreras as President / CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township.
Contreras, who has worked as a division manager for the Dundee Township Park District for five years, and started his new position on July 31st.
Nearly 600 boys and girls are enjoying arts & crafts, field trips for bowling, swimming, STEM activities, sports and fitness including our organized soccer league, yoga, computers and much more as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township’s Summer Camp.
Click to see one of our cool STEM projects.
We had a great day for the Great Futures Golf Outing with all proceeds going back to providing a fun and safe place for nearly 2,000 kids to go after school and during the summer.
Congratulations to our winning team of:
Hank Faulkner, Ken Savely, Mike Contreras and Fred Bencrissutto
A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors for this year’s event!
On the last day of school 280 club members converged on to the Carpentersville Middle School track to compete in their different events. Kids in grades 1-5 from all six elementary school sites (Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale, Parkview, Perry and Sunny Hill) participated in different events; 50m dash, 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, softball throw, and the 4x100m relay. This program started months before this exciting day, as members tried to see who would represent their club site at the event.