Teens create playable video game!

      Hey there all you techies! The teens finished their first Game Design program this week!!! They learned the different segments of what is included in creating a game as well as creating their own! The program consisted of a 14-lesson program and worked with the popular game engine known as Unity. The Teens made and followed a tutorial series that ultimately created a wave base survival game. Members learned the basics of C#, an object-oriented language, and modifying scripts. They also worked with Mono Develop software which is a programming compiler.

Track & Field 2018


 The BGCDT held their 6th annual Gatorade Track And Field event. It was a successful day that was sponsored by Pepsico. Pepsico also provided us with volunteers and even some yummy snacks like Gatorade and granola bars!

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!