Empowering young people to support their Club and community, sustain relationships, develop a positive self-image and respect others.
Giving kids a safe haven to learn and to dream is the first priority. Providing opportunities and activities to enhance their education and explore career aspirations helps them meet their potential.
Creating a sense of self-respect by caring for their bodies, living healthy, setting goals, and making good decisions when faced with challenging choices.
Cultivating self-expression, creativity and multicultural appreciation through an array of visual, performing, literary and digital arts.
Developing a passion for fitness and recreation as a way to be healthy, relieve stress and create a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship.
During the late 1950s, the Henry Horner Boys & Girls Club began offering programs to young people of Chicago’s near Westside communities. At Michael Jordan’s retirement celebration in the late fall of 1994, Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicago Bulls announced their intention to build a new Boys & Girls Club to serve the residents of Chicago’s West Haven community. The Club would be in honor of the memory of Michael’s late father, James R. Jordan.
“The Club has shown me to appreciate my community by cleaning the parks and planting the trees in the summertime. I have realized that to truly make a difference, you must get out and participate to make a true difference.”