Meadowdale Recognition Ceremony

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It was a successful night for the Meadwdale site. Meadowdale held their graduation ceremony for their 5th grade club members. The ceremony consisted of recognitions as well as performances. The opening act was the Swag Eagles Stomp Crew.

The Jr. Color Guard performed to "I’m Still Standing" and the upper class Color Guard performed to "How Far I will Go" and "I Was Here." The Top Dancers performed to "Swish Swish and Mi Gente."

The Elite Dance Team performed to "Animals" & "Rock-Roll."


Comcast Donation

A HUGE thank you to Comcast for their $1,000 donation given to the BGCDT this past Friday!!! Bryan Mark, Vice President of Operations for the greater Chicago region of Comcast toured our Teen Center and Meadowdale site. After his tour he presented a donation of $1,000 on behalf of Comcast.

Our board member Mark and CEO Wendy accepted the check on Clubs behalf. Comcast has donated to the BGCDT in the past and we are incredibly grateful for their continuous support. Companies like Comcast are the reason we are able to continue to do what we do best.

Guest Speaker- Mark Seigle

Recently Mark Seigle who is the President of Seigle’s Cabinet Center stopped by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Teen Center to talk about his family business. He also offered some advice to our teens that about the workforce. Mark talked about how his family business started way back in 1881, and how it is now one of the largest building material dealer. 

He also gave some advice in the form of the Four Rs of business:

Feed My Starving Children

  Our Golfview coordinator Becky took some of our Golfview members to Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg. This trip was an excellent way to show our kids how we can help others in need. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that packs food and ships it around the world to schools, orphanages, and whoever else might be in need of food. Our members were able to participate and packed food for two hours. Members packaged food packages which consisted of Rice, Soy, Vegetables, and chicken. This was a really great way for our kids to help others.

Healthy Habits Program: Cinco De Mayo

   Mmm who doesn't like Guacamole made from scratch?! Or how about freshly made salsa? Now throw in some tacos and you have yourself the perfect meal to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! That is just what took place at the Teen Center. We incorporated fresh cooking for Cinco De Mayo into our healthy habits program. We would like to thank Vince for preparing the tacos and another special thanks to our very own Claritza who made fresh salsa. Our members, Jaquan, Jala, and Destiny made the guacamole and boy did it taste great!

Job Fair

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township just held their very first job fair! If you didn’t stop by then here is what you missed! Members and nonmembers who stopped by filled out applications. As for the people who had never filled out an application before, they were able to receive help and were shown how to do so. They prepped for interviews and spoke with different companies to find out what they look for in a candidate.  

Lou Malnatis and Venture Up Donation

An incredibly big thank you to Venture Up and Lou Malnatis for donating 21 bikes and helmets to our members!!! On May 1st eight of our kids from the Parkview and Perry sites met with Venture Up to accept this generous gift. For those who don't know, Venture Up runs corporate team building events across our country. Lou Malnatis management hosted and built the bikes for our members. They donate 1500 bikes a year to different organizations including The Boys & Girls Clubs.