Programs & Special Events
21st Century Community Learning Centers help elementary and middle school students in core academic subjects such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Elementary Sports League
Elementary Sports League includes all grade schools in Freeport School District. Leagues and camps are organized for flag football, basketball, soccer and wrestling. Practices are held at the schools and games are played at the Club on Saturday mornings.
Extreme Summer Day Camp
Extreme Summer Day Camp is 4-8 weeks. Lunch is served. Youth enjoy swimming, field trips and other fun activities. Summer reading loss is addressed.
Steak & Burger Night in October and Fit Competition in July are the Club’s premiere fundraisers.
Junior Staff is an apprentice program for teenage Club members to explore a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.
MLK Day is celebrated at the Club on the annual holiday. Guest speakers and a variety of performers help to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy
OJJDP Mentoring Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Freeport & Stephenson County receives funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The funding is provided to promote positive outcomes and reduce risk factors for at-risk and high-risk youth in our community. Our mentoring program connects at-risk and high-risk youth with caring mentors, skill-building prevention programs, and positive youth development opportunities. Where possible, special focus is given to implementing opioid and substance abuse prevention strategies, building bridges between youth and law enforcement, and serving juvenile justice system-involved youth.
Teen Reach & Teen Outreach
Teen Reach and Teen Outreach are initiatives designed to create and expand the range of choices and opportunities in the Club that enable, empower and encourage teens to achieve positive growth and development, improve expectations and capacities for future success.