At the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, it is our mission to be the leader in youth development programs by developing partnerships to produce positive outcomes for young people, families and communities. Affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America, our Club is led locally by a dedicated team of professionals with expertise in youth development, business management and community outreach. With generous support from volunteers and donors, and through partnerships with local businesses, foundations and community programs, the Club is able to touch the lives of nearly 2,000 young people annually!
CASA Kane County recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship. They are appointed by the Juvenile and Probate Court Judges to be the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children under the age of 21. CASA/GAL volunteers spend time with the children, families, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals to collect information that helps the Judge make the best interest decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child. CASA Kane County's active CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for nearly 550 children annually!
Helping girls cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) serves over 17,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 16 counties in northern Illinois. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through a variety of leadership-oriented and girl-led programming, girls participate in age-appropriate activities in the areas of Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Financial Literacy, Outdoor and Environmental Awareness, and Community Service.