The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) provides youth, ages 6 to 18, a tangible sense of hope. BGCC offers nationally-developed programs that promote girls’ and boys’ health, social, educational, vocational, and leadership development. BGCC's after-school programs and activities are designed to help the youth we serve achieve academic and personal success. We help our youth develop the skills they need to help ensure they graduate from high school ready for college, the military, trade school or to join the skilled workforce.