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What's New at the Club

Recogntion Breakfast & Open House

June 16, 2015, What's New at the Club

On June 9th, over 200 community members came together to celebrate the finale of Extreme Club Makeover, a 2 year renovation of the Boys & Girls Club facility. As the audience enjoyed their breakfast, Sen. Andy Manar, Mayor Jim Langfelder, President & Ceo of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln’s, John Stremsterfer, Boys & Girls Club board member, Jerry O’Daniel and Boys & Girl’s Club executive director, Bill Legge shared the successes of the Club and its mission. Read more ›


Boys & Girls Club Robotics Team Wins 1st Place!

May 4, 2015, What's New at the Club

We couldn’t be more proud of our S.T.E.M. Club’s Robotics Team for taking home first place in the rookie division of the SpotBot Challenge at U of I Champaign on May 2nd! This group of boys worked extremely hard for several months to prepare for this competition and did a phenomenol job! The team was judged on how well their robot was designed and on the completion of certain tasks such as picking up and putting down objects. Here are William and Russell holding their 1st place trophy!!

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Teen Lounge debuts at Boys & Girls Clubs

April 16, 2015, In the News

Teenagers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois now have their own space to hang out, play video games, watch movies and search online.

The Boys & Girls Clubs, 300 S. 15th St., unveiled its new Teen Lounge on Friday night. The former locker room is complete with three computers, an Xbox 360, a flat-screen TV, four couches, eight beanbag chairs, a sink and a coffee table. Read more ›


New School Sites Launching in 2015!

December 11, 2014, What's New at the Club

As the New Year begins, so will programming at eight of our school based units. That brings us to serving a total of nine school based programs, including a site at McClernand Elementary thanks to support from United Way. By extending Boys and Girls Club services and programming to these units, we are able to serve an additional 850 members per day making our daily total over 1,000 members organization wide! Read more ›


Youth of the Year

November 16, 2014, What's New at the Club

Acasia Walters was named Boys & Girls Club’s 2014-15 Youth of the Year in November at the annual “Great Futures” Celebration. Acasia, a freshman at Southeast High School, spoke before an audience of local community supporters and volunteers. “I am so honored to be chosen as the Youth of the Year, this year,” said Acasia. “I promise to be a role model for the other Club members and help them reach their goals.” This program recognizes young people for their academic success, strong moral character and service to their community. Read more ›