Alumni Pride



Alumni Pride - True Measure of Success

Bill Cosby... Michael Jordan... Brad Pitt... President Clinton... Jackie Joyner-Kersee... Martin Sheen... Neil Diamond... Denzel Washington.

What do all of these people, and millions more throughout America, have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs.

While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career or supporting the community.

Millions have benefited from belonging to a Boys & Girls Club since the first Club opened its doors in 1860. Based on research by Louis Harris & Associates, Club alumni have very strong feelings about their individual Club experiences:

  • 80% said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong
  • 95% indicated the Club was the best thing available in their community
  • 52% said participating in the Club "saved my life"
Take the time out and vist your old Club The Boys & Girls Club of West Cook County and see why kids are still calling the club home after 50 years.

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commented 2014-03-02 16:37:54 -0600
I grew up in Maywood, and we did not have a lot of outlets for children in our community. I was very excited when the Boys & Girls Club of West Cook County opened a satellite branch in our area. Finally, we had a positive place to learn and grow. As a adult, I instill many of the values and ethics I learned at the Boys & Girls Club with my family. We have family Power Hour and make a commitment to give back to our community. Thank you Boys & Girls Club of West Cook County for helping form the person I am today.