Who We Are

Since 1919, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have opened doors of opportunity and prepared young people for a great future. We see infinite possibilities in every young person and are committed to being a voice for all youth in Chicago, no matter what. Union League Boys & Girls Clubs is at the forefront of youth development and has a vast and diverse footprint. We currently have a total of 21 sites providing a physical space that’s safe, welcoming, and fun for over 13,000 Chicago youth. Union League Boys & Girls Clubs’ sites include a collaborative program for justice-involved youth with the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and a 247-acre residential summer camp in Wisconsin. No matter why they enter our Clubs, young people are immersed in the knowledge that the club experience provides an encouraging environment where they can be who they are – and who they are meant to be. 

Studies show that the next generation of youth will have fewer opportunities than the previous generation for the first time in history. We work daily to provide an environment where youth can pursue programs in our three core program areas: Academic Success, Good Character and citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles, all while under the guidance of caring, trained, trustworthy youth development professionals.

Chicago’s youth deserve nothing less than our constant focus on their safety and our firm commitment to protect every child entrusted to our care.

Union League Boys & Girls Clubs is a place for kids to laugh.

A place to learn. A place to grow. A place to belong. 


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