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The Club Experience

The West Cook County Youth Club fills the gap between school and home. We provide welcoming, positive environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.


Our Impact  Plan focuses on three essential outcomes for our members: academic success; healthy lifestyle choices; and good character and citizenship. While these aspects of life are separate in many ways, they add up to our goal: helping young people to enter the adult world as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

 The West Cook County Youth Club provides young people with:

  • A safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to being on the streets or staying at home alone.​

  • A chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.

  • Opportunities to build new skills to raise confidence that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments.

  • Ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment that reinforces a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.

  • Generation-changing programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult.

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