NBGC Youth Leaders Host Community Back-To-School Walk

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Step Together: A Community Fun Walk

The date has been set, the children are pumped up for it, and the entire community awaits it. The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club proudly presents its inaugural “Step Together” Community Fun Walk to take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

Students, parents, alumni, friends, families and faculty from local schools and community organizations are encouraged to join NBGC’s back-to-school Walk and Fair. The 3K community stroll begins at Revere Park/NBGC Fields, continues through Horner Park and ends back at NBGC (the destination of the fun fair with refreshments and entertainment). All entrants receive a commemorative event t-shirt.

The goal for this event is to promote community development and education, and to bring the entire neighborhood together to support our schools, our students, and our community.

The NBGC has been an integral part of the Chicago’s north side community for over 80 years, providing afterschool services to over 1000 children a year. The NBGC is dedicated to youth development and continues to build future leaders through year-round, multi-faceted programs where “everyone plays.”

Borne of a football game on October 19, 1931, the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club (NBGC) is an independent nonprofit organization. While founded on sports programs, the NBGC stands “For Better Men and Women” and has offered Club members the opportunity to expand their horizons, build character and enhance the community for eight decades on Chicago’s north side.

The Club is not affiliated with other Boys and Girls clubs, and is responsible for their own funding through corporate and foundation appeals, supported by alumni, parent and business contributions and annual fundraisers. Modest program and league fees are assessed to defray costs.

The NBGC offers a series of diversified athletic, social, recreational, cultural, tutoring and youth leadership programs for boys and girls 5-18 years old. This positive adult and teen supervised program provides a rewarding alternative to the many negative influences that urban youth face.

NBGC rules are simple: everyone plays and develops at his or her own pace; respects each other, advocating the value of friendship and pride in oneself; and, encourages community involvement by working closely with community groups, area schools and senior centers. Many thousands of alumni still reside within the NBGC community.

More information is available at www.nbgc.org.