In November 2010, we started serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Oakbrook Club of Olivet to its members and their families. Fast forward to today, and this event is one of our most popular and favored among our members. Our members volunteer to prepare turkeys, hams, all the sides and desserts that go along with Thanksgiving. We deliver and serve the food while also providing entertainment for the kids who attend.
In the fall of 2018, we added a new project to further our initiative to empower youth by hosting Service Saturdays at Olivet Boys and Girls Club located at the Oakbrook Club. This program is held once a month on a Saturday during the school year for three hours and incorporates “done in a day” service learning projects. At the request of our friends at Olivet, this project is geared towards the young women of the club. The activities focus on building developmental assets, cultivating their leadership skills and empower them to make a difference in their community through civic engagement and the creation of community project. We are thrilled to be able to expand our focus to empower youth and to reach more young women in our community.
This fall we will continue the Service Saturday project at Olivet in the Oakbrook Club. Dates for the 2020/2021 School Year are TBD.
Olivet Boys and Girls Club was one of the original 50 organizations that banded together with similar youth groups across the country to form what became Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Olivet offers many different programs including technology, sports fitness and recreation, good character and citizenship, academic success, healthy lifestyles and arts to name a few!
JLR hosted our first Thanksgiving dinner at Olivet in 2010
In 2019 we served dinner to 135 parents and children
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