Olivet Boys & Girls Club

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.

Community Connections Club (formerly called Service Saturdays)

In the fall of 2018, we added a new program to further our initiative to empower youth at Olivet Boys and Girls Oakbrook Club. Community Connections Club is held four to five times throughout the school year, either after school or on a Saturday. At the meetings, participants and JLR members discuss topics relating to personal empowerment while learning about connecting with themselves, their peers, and their community. The young women are also able to cultivate their leadership skills and make a difference in their community through civic engagement with the completion of a service learning project at each meeting. For more information, email community@jlreading.org.

Fast Facts:

  • 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 2020, we served to-go dinners to 125 parents and children

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