Information for Club Parents

At Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, our Clubs are here for you! We currently serve 15,000 youth and our doors are open to welcome new Club members. We know how important it is to provide a safe place for youth as they start building their great futures.

Our Clubs were open during the 2019 Chicago Public School Teachers Strike and the polar vortex. We moved quickly to continue providing meals and virtual programming for our Club members in 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We happily were able to open again over the summer to offer summer programming as well.

Great futures begin here! Whether you are a current Club Parent or new to our Clubs, WELCOME!

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Usually, yes, and the fee is $5 per child ages 13 and under and $10 for ages 14 and up. However, under the circumstances of the current pandemic, we are not charging for youth to attend our Clubs or utilize our programs.

A: Due to the recent pandemic, we are utilizing additional sites to ensure our members are socially distanced, and to serve in place of our closed school sites. Please contact your local Club by phone and email for information about current Club sites. To see a list of our traditional Club sites and contact information for your local Club, please click here to visit the Our Clubs page.

A: Contact your local Club to start the enrollment process. For your local Club’s contact information, please click here to visit the Our Clubs page.

A: Yes, we provide snacks and meals to our Club members.

A: Yes, all staff AND volunteers are required to undergo background checks and drug testing. The safety of our Club members is our top priority.

A: Our Clubs offer a variety of programming including homework help/tutoring, STEM, arts, mentorships, athletics, and more. Our programming is based upon three pillars: Academic Success, Healthy lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. In light of the current pandemic, we are opening our Clubs for youth to attend during the daytime to join their school’s e-learning programs as well. This allows for Club members to have access to WiFi, technological equipment and and support from our Club staff. Club hours and availability vary. Club members also have the option of participating in our Club services remotely. Please contact your local Club for more information about our in-person and virtual programming.

Click here to more about see our Academic Success programs.

Click here to see more about our Healthy Lifestyles programs.

Click here to see more about our Good Character & Citizenship programs.