The Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin, Illinois, has commenced construction of its new 1858-m2 (20,000-sf) Clubhouse at the village’s former public works building. Slated to open later this year, the state-of-the-art facility will provide daily education, meals, and activities for more than 250 children from kindergarten to eighth grade.
One chief priority for the club is the ability to provide warm meals for the students. Additionally, volunteers, Clubhouse leaders, and employees will work to ensure programming remains inclusive of basic life skills including culinary and garden programs focused on nutrition, as well as homework and after-school activities such as physical, emotional, and sensory education, the club said in a press release.
“The Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin is committed to enriching the lives of youth in the surrounding area through its range of programs and initiatives,” said Cathy Russell, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin. “We see a need in South Elgin now more than ever.”
“South Elgin is home to over 4000 hardworking families, many of which rely on public and private services and programs to support their wellbeing,” said Steve Super, Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin board member. “We are proud to welcome the Boys & Girls Club to South Elgin as the first major youth-focused non-profit in the village and look forward to enhancing the vibrancy of this great community.”