Healthy Lifestyles

The foundation for a great future relies heavily on the lifestyles we live. At Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, we believe in giving our youth the tools to build a healthy life, from the meals they eat, to the activities they partake in, to the habits they form. At Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, we’re building healthy futures.

For many of our members, where they’re going to get their next meal is unknown. At Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, we’re proud to partner with Greater Chicago Food Depository so that each of our youth have a nutritious meal and snack each day.


During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we also partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to ensure our youth and families received meals while our Clubs were closed and uncertainty was at an all-time high. Thank you to our meal partners for keeping our community healthy and fed.


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A partnership among the NBA, RISE, and Under Armour, Building Bridges Through Basketball is an award-winning, 10-week community leadership program that uses basketball to unite youth and law-enforcement in cities across the country. This program is designed to break barriers, build trust, and create pathways for positive communication. Weekly sessions combine basketball training with a leadership and cultural competency curriculum focused on identity, diversity, empathy, conflict resolution, and other significant themes.



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An incubator for artistic energy, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts works with our young members passionate about the art of dance and develops them into well-rounded dance artists through high-quality training. Embracing a diverse culture as a source of inspiration for creativity and human self-expression in dance, Ruth Page creates lifelong ambassadors for the art of dance.

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