Our Mission

Our mission is to create a fun, safe, and constructive after-school environment for children in the Naperville and surrounding areas - the Boys and Girls Club of the Naperville Area.

Car Max Santa Claus Team

Santa Claus came early to The Boys & Girls Club of Naperville kids.
As the Car Max team of 10 was walking down the hallway of the Club, kids burst out in loud screams as the team was loaded down with Christmas presents for all the children. Kids readily opened up their gifts as their names were called by one of the Car Max Team members. They were eager and excited with the gifts received. After opening gifts, everyone ate their dinner and later went to the gym for an open game of basketball, fish and minos.

After the gym activities, everyone returned to the classrooms to do arts and crafts and games. Fun was had by all.

On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Naperville, the kids and Board sincerely thank Car Max for their continued support.

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Summer Camp visits Naperville Police

We took 20 kids from the Boys & Girls Summer Camp to the Naperville Police Department where we donated 5 dozens of assorted donuts, bagels, cream cheese and a bag of apples.

With every thing happening in the world today, we wanted them to know we appreciate their service and protection to all especially Naperville residents.

Baxter International Foundation $1500 Donation

 

Baxter International Foundation Board of Directors, member Charles Cush selected the Boys & Girls Club of Naperville to be the recipient of a $1500 donation.

This is the second donation received from the Foundation Board of Directors.

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TWO NEW OFFICERS AT THE HELM

BGCA NAPERVILLE WELCOMES TWO NEW OFFICERS AT THE HELM

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NAPERVILLE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE ELECTION OF TWO NEW OFFICERS: MR. SCOTT RISTER, PRESIDENT, & DR. VERA FULLARD, VICE PRESIDENT. BOTH HAVE BEEN BOARD MEMBERS FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS.

SCOTT RISTER, VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER OF CHARLES SCHWAB, COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS, HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO FOCUS ON DEVELOPING BGCA’S BUSINESS & STRATEGIC PLANS WHILE BOOSTING BOARD MEMBERSHIP.

VERA FULLARD IS DEAN OF THE STEM CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AT OLIVE HARVEY COLLEGE.  SHE BRINGS EXPERTISE IN GRANT WRITING & RESEARCH, AMONG OTHER TALENTS, TO THE ORGANIZATION.

BGCA OF NAPERVILLE FOUNDER & LONG TIME PRESIDENT SHERID SMITH WILL BE MISSED FOR HER VISION, HARD WORK & DEDICATION, BUT SHE’LL CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD & AS DIRECTOR FOR THE AFTER-SCHOOL & SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS.

V Auto – November 3rd, 2015

November 3rd, 2015,

V Auto, based out of  Atlanta  donated 25 bikes of The Boys & Girls Club of Naperville  on November 3, 2015

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2015 Back to School Picnic

The Boys & Girls Club of Naperville had their back to school picnic on August 9, 2015 @ Nike Park.  CarMax and Buffalo Wild Wings attended the event.

CarMax and Buffalo Wild Wings personnel played games with the Boys & Girls and challenged them with basketball, rock climbing, football, and soccer.  The kids really enjoyed the interactions with CarMax and Buffalo Wild Wings.

 

POWER HOUR PROGRAM

The Boys & Girls Club of Naperville’s Power Hour (after school program) concentrates on extra individual and group tutoring sessions conducted by certified and dedicated teachers. Emphasis is placed on reading, mathematics and life value skills. The program is positively impacting the academic performance of participants. We are hearing how well they are doing and progressing from their school instructors who are recommending more students for our program; consequently, more kids are joining Power Hour and registering for our 2015 summer program.

We are requesting corporate and individual support so the program can grow and be sustained, which can be provided via participation as a sponsor, golfer or donor in our 6th Annual Golf Scramble Tournament at Cress Creek Country Club on Monday June 15, 2015. Please visit our home page (bgcna.org) for more details. Click on the flyer to download and/ or click on the golf ball icon to register as a sponsor, donor and/or golfer.

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Main Event Entertainment, Donates to the Boys and Girls Club of Naperville

The Boys & Girls Club of the Naperville Area was awarded a $5,000 donation by the Main Event Entertainment located in Warrenville, IL. On September 16, 2014, Dennis Garrison and Liz Kuhn both board members of the Boys & Girls & Clubs of The Naperville, attended the VIP Ceremony along with other dignitaries from Naperville and Warrenville.  Below are pictures of the event.  We are very thankful for the Main Event Entertainment for their awareness for the need to support the Boys and Girls Club of Naperville.

Thank you,

Sherid A. Smith
Founder

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Parent Testimonial – Mr. & Mrs. Green

To: Mrs. Smith & Staff

My family would like to say Thank You !! Thank you so much for bringing and launching The Boys & Girls Club of Naperville. Our daughter has been extremely excited and motivated daily to see her new club friends and to learn from her new leaders

Your support, guidance and patience have made our summer start off wonderfully!. We are sad that the program has ended for the summer, but we are excited to attend next year.

Thanks again and have a wonderful year!

The Green’s

 

 

Press Release – 2014 WEST SUBURBAN CHAPTER OF JACK & JILL OF AMERICA

Press Release – 2014 WEST SUBURBAN CHAPTER OF JACK & JILL OF AMERICA

West Suburban Jack & Jill of America donated 115 backpacks to the Boys & Girls Club of The Naperville Area and the Naperville Boys & Girl Club donated the backpacks to Naperville School District # 203. The backpacks were delivered to the Naperville School District office and given to Deputy Superintendent Kane Osburn. Nineteen of the backpacks were given to students attending the Summer Youth Program being sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of The Naperville Area. The backpacks were filled with school supplies consisting of three ring binder, note book paper, crayon and pencils.

Donated School Backpacks From WEST SUBURBAN CHAPTER OF JACK & JILL OF AMERICA

The West Suburban Jack & Jill hosted the Jack & Jill Conference at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. There were over 1,000 teens from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri. Board member Teri Ransom was instrumental in having those backpacks donated to the Boys & Girls Club of The Naperville Area.