Career Workforce Program

            Zurich is an insurance company who recently gave our teens some advice on how to find a job and nail the interview. They did this through a resume building workshop that was four weeks long. Workshops like this have become very important in helping our members prepare for their future.

Panera Fundraiser

Come join us for a healthy eat at Panera all day on Thursday January 24! 20% Of your bill will go back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township! Just print the coupon below or show it on your mobile device. So come bring your family and freinds and join us at the 101 S. Western, Carpentersville, Illinois location!

We hope to see you there!

Guest Speaker John visits Teen Center

John Cowlin is a practicing attorney in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He was generous enough to take time out of his busy schedule to speak to our Teen Center members about his career and what it takes to be successful. Before becoming a lawyer, John served in the United States Army. After his service he decided to become a lawyer. He liked helping people and felt this was the best career for him to do so.

UPS Road Code

Texting and driving, drowsy driving, and having multiple people in your car. What do all these have in common? Distracted driving and the members at the Teen Center learned more about these distractions while taking the BGCDT Safe Driving Road Code sponsored by UPS. Over 20 teens and counting are taking the Safe Driving program here at the Teen Center to be better aware of bad driving habits.

Saran Wrap Ball

So, you want to learn to play Saran Wrap Ball?! It really is a fun and easy game. To play you’ll need your completed saran wrap ball, a pair of dice and a pie plate or bowl. Begin by sitting everyone in a circle and giving one person the saran wrap ball and the person to their left the bowl/pie plate and dice.

Operation Warm


For the past 7 years the Rotary Club of Carpentersville has distributed coats to the BGCDT through the Operation Warm Coat Drive. On Wednesday November 14th the tradition was continued for the 8th year in a row. Over 2,000 coats have been donated to the children in our community. Once again, this year our elementary sites Perry, Sunny Hill, Meadowdale, Golfview, Lakewood and Parkview will receive new donated coats to our members in need.

Toys for Teeth

Not everyone can afford dental care and not everyone can afford toys for their families this holiday season. That is why BGCDT, Compassionate Dental Care, and Algonquin/ Lake in The Hills Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for Toys for Teeth. Dr. Stirneman of Compassionate Dental care founded Toys for Teeth in 2014. The main goal is to provide healthy teeth for children who are in need.