The Boys and Girls Club would like to thank the Carpentersville Police Department. The officers took time out of their day to take thirty club members to see the Black Panther movie at the Classic Cinemas. Officers had stated how important it is to give kids the opportunity to have a positive interaction with police at a young age and to know that they are just like them. The kids and officers were even interviewed by one our Teen Center members about their dream super power and interaction between officers and children.
Last Tuesday March 6th Chris Smith of Comcast visited our Teen Center to speak to the boys of our Passport To Manhood participants. Chris is the Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing and is currently the youngest person in the company to hold this position at the age of 39. The kids asked him various questions ranging from his childhood to what his goals were in high school to what his job entails.
Author Joe Brown visited our Lakewood site Friday March 9th for a read aloud with our Lakewood kids. He is the author of Come On, Get On. The story is about a young boy who imagines a bald eagle swooping him away on an adventure to a land that only your imagination can take you. Part of his presentation not only included a read aloud of Come On, Get On, but also paintings used in the illustrations. Joe’s books encourage children to use their imagination to create their own adventures.
Twenty one years ago the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township was formed to give kids an opportunity. It has been the dedication of our leaders- full and part time employees that have created a mentor relationship with thousands of kids over the past two decades. Nourishing character and inspiring potential has given The Club a base of current Alumni who are now employees.
In February Carpentersville McDonalds held a Re-Grand Opening of it's Carpentersville location. McDonalds first started serving burgers at this location in 1961, back then a customer could get the "All American Meal" which consisted of a burger, a fry, and a milkshake for just 45 cents. Now the new modern McDonalds which is one of the highest volume McDonalds franchises in the area has touch screen ordering, and a brand new kids area. Part of the re-grand opening included a donation of $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.
Toward the late 1990’s, companies and organizations were deeply engaged in a new found business concept, defining their all-important “Mission Statement”. The credo that defined their existence, providing guidance for all stakeholders; staff, customers/clients, investors or donors.
Chris Nelson is currently the Mayor of West Dundee and is the Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Comcast. Chris has been a member of the Board of Directors with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township for nearly a decade. Here a a brief look at why he serves.
This week our blue team at Lakewood School (3rd graders) worked in Science lab to hypothesize and create the stretchiest slime they could. Members were given the three main ingredients found in slime; a water and borax mixture, glue, and lotion. The group was then split up into three teams were they decided which ingredient they felt would need the most of to make the slime stretch as long as possible. After brainstorming and using their scientific method to decide which ingredient, they reported back to staff, Ms.
Thanks to Comcast, over 100 club members had the opportunity to watch the movie Wonder. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August “Auggie” Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance.
The BGCDT Color Guard is one of our newest programs at BGCDT. The program currently runs at our Meadowdale Elementary school site location, lead by Unit Director Isaiah De La Cruz and Krystal Harro. The program focuses on leadership, teamwork, displine, and citizenship. The group has performed at several events including; Windy CIty Bulls, Kane County Cougars, Arlington Race Track, Wounded Warriors Golf Outing, and the BGCDT Tennies & Ties Gala. If you are interested in having the BGCDT Color Guard at your event or would like to get involed in the color guard, please contact us.