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Boys & Girls Club of Lake County - Genesee Site

724 South Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60079

(847) 473-5990

www.bgclc.com

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Wishlist:

Please visit wwww.bgclc.com for a Club wish list.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Academic Opportunities occur 3-4 times a week:
- Tutoring members ages 6-12 in a variety of academic subjects
- Reading Coach to members and assisting with grammar, punctuation, etc.
- Assisting teen members with college and career preparation activities; i.e. ACT/SAT practice, college applications and essays, resume writing, etc.
- Assisting members with computer skills, i.e. typing, Microsoft Office, research projects, etc.
- Teaching Fine Arts techniques along with assisting members with art projects

Healthy Lifestyles Opportunities occurs 2-3 times a week:
- Speaking to members about the importance of nutrition/healthy eating
- Supporting physical activities with the members
- Speaking with members about the importance of daily exercise
- Planting and maintaining a garden with the members (Summer Only)
- Teaching members etiquette in a variety of areas of life

Good Character and Citizenship Opportunities occurs 2-3 times a week:
- Supporting gender specific programs about dating, hygiene, etc.
- Talking to members about bullying and its negative effects
- Speaking to members about developing leadership skills
- Helping members with money management; teaching Junior Achievement
- Establishing and developing career skills in our members

Prior to volunteering, volunteers submit an application, including a background check, and receive volunteer orientation. Please visit www.bgclc.com for details.

Mentoring opportunities are available at our Zion and Genesee Sites. Becoming a mentor requires a minimum 3-month commitment to meeting one-hour a week, once a week. By consistently mentoring the same group of Club members, mentors build stronger relationships with youth and are able to have a greater impact. To find out if this is the right fit for you, call 847-473-5990.

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