Advocating for America's Youth.

How Great Futures Begin

Every day 282,249 kids in Illinois leave school with nowhere to go. They risk being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe.

Boys & Girls Clubs in Illinois annually serve over 80,000 youth throughout Illinois – from Genesee to Carbondale and Moline to Danville. With Clubs located in large urban areas such as Chicago, mid-sized cities such as Springfield and smaller communities such as Bethalto, Clubs support youth who need us most and face many different challenges. Boys & Girls Clubs’ proven youth development model supports the needs youth have in common, such as the need to succeed academically, while allowing local Clubs to tailor their programs and activities to the specific needs of their community’s youth and families.


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Our Reach

Youth Served in 2020:



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Youth Served through Community Outreach

Our Members

52 percent 12 and younger 47 percent teens
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55 percent Male 45 percent Female
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38% Live in Single-Parent Households 61% Qualify for Free of Reduced- Price School Lunch

Did You Know?

Every dollar invested in the Boys & Girls Clubs returns $9.60 in current and future earnings and cost-savings to their communities.


57% of alumni surveyed nationally feel their Club saved their life.


90% of Club members nationally graduate from high school or earn their GED.

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