Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

3400 S. Emerald, Chicago, IL 60616
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Character & Leadership

Empowering young people to support their Club and community, sustain relationships, develop a positive self-image and respect others.

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Education & Career

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.

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Health & Life Skills

Creating a sense of self-respect by caring for their bodies, living healthy, setting goals, and making good decisions when faced with challenging choices.

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The Arts

Cultivating self-expression, creativity and multicultural appreciation through an array of visual, performing, literary and digital arts.

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Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Developing a passion for fitness and recreation as a way to be healthy, relieve stress and create a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship.


Our Story

The Louis L. Valentine Club is located in the heart of Chicago’s Bridgeport community and serves more than 1,200 members annually. A landmark in the community, this unique Club is protected by two 50-foot totem poles located at the entrance of the building. Some of the features of our Club include: a heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, game room, dance studio, education center, arts & crafts room, cadet room,and much much more. Come and visit our club and participate in our exciting programs.



The Club showed me how to interact with others and to not be afraid to express myself. The Valentine Club is the place that gave me my confidence back and holds a special place in my heart because of all the wonderful things they have helped me with. They helped me with my education, gave me confidence, and taught me to be involved. The Club is definitely the place that helped turn my life around..

– Jeremy, Louis L. Valentine Club Member.

Recent News

OCT 23, 2013 Lights On!
JUN 07, 2013 A Party 75 Years in the Making
MAY 25, 2013 Valentine Club Celebrates 75 Years
APR 29, 2013 MSI Honors the Valentine Club
MAR 19, 2013 Valentine Club Youth of the Year Bianca Excels at BGCC Competition
FEB 14, 2013 Masterpiece Complete!
NOV 27, 2012 Documentary Featuring Valentine Club Wins Emmy Award

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