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For nearly 20 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois (BGCSI) has provided safe, inclusive, educational spaces, best-in-class programming, and supportive adult mentors to thousands of young people in our communities. Regrettably, we have been put in the position that we will no longer be able to operate and will have to close our doors. The Board of Directors made this unfortunate decision after much discussion and exploration of feasible options that would allow for continued operation of the organization. Therefore, BGCSI will cease operations effective Friday July 21, 2023. During this closure, our board plans to explore partnership opportunities within the community that will allow for reopening and securing long-term sustainability. We remain committed to our Club members, their families, and communities who have supported us for almost 20 years and recognize how much the children and their families need us. We want to provide hope and opportunity to the youth of Southern Illinois, just as we have to hundreds of children since we opened our doors in 2004. We hope that you share this vision and support us during this difficult time. For additional information, please contact Russell Williams, Board President-rwleadership@gmail.com or Cordy Love, Board Vice-President – cordy1906@gmail.com.

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Meals Served

 March 16 – December 22

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Youths Served

 in 2020

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Hours Serving Youth

Auguast 24 – December 22

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2020 Average

Daily Attendance

GREAT FUTURES ARE STILL POSSIBLE

Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. These are confusing, anxiety-filled and uncertain times for all of us. It has brought uncertainty and disruption to the youth and families we serve. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois’ top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the youth we serve and the important work continues, it just looks a little different during this time of uneasiness and uncertainty. We have stepped up to make sure that “those who need us most” continue to get services to feed the bodies, minds, and soul of Club members and families.

Community Advisory Council

Share your voice! CAC is open to Club teens, parents and families, and Southern Illinois community members. Council meets every third Wednesday of the month

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Blue Jeans 4 Blue Doors

BGCSI’s annual fun outdoor event at Touch of Nature to celebrate 19 years of serving youth of Southern Illinois, honoring special community members with the

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