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.
On Friday May 26th all of our BGCDT staff met at Randall Oaks Golf Club for a morning of staff development, followed by a luncheon with the presentation of awards to our part-time Youth Development Staff.
The following awards were presented that afternoon:
Thirty club members representing grades 1st - 5th from all six elementary sites participated inthe the 8th Annual BGCDT Elementary Spelling Bee. The thirty finalists, first had to compete at their local club site to win the right to represent their grade and school at the Spelling Bee, held at the Dundee Township Park District Senior Center. Club members from Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale. Parkview, Perry,and Sunny Hill spelled words that included "environment", "inquisitive", and "giraffe".
The Barrington Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township in support of the Sunny Hill Elementary Club Unit. The funds will support the expansion of the program in Fall 2017.
The Awards Reception was held on Thursday, April 20th at the Garlands in Barrington. BGCDT CEO, Curt McReynolds, and VP of Programs, Amalia Woolf, accepted the award.