High School Students Receive Grants from Union League Boys and Girls Clubs

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Forty-eight (48) current and recent high school graduates hailing from Chicago’s South and West sides will receive $161,000 (total) in financial scholarships granted by Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, it was announced on Monday. Twelve high school seniors, accepted to Northwestern, IIT and University of Illinois at Chicago, among others, in addition to 36 currently enrolled university students, are on the road to success thanks in part to the financial and developmental support provided by the students’ involvement in Union League Boys & Girls Clubs serving the Pilsen, West Town, Humboldt Park, Bucktown, South Lawndale and Englewood communities. The current high school graduates hail from Roberto Clemente Community Academy, William H. Wells Community Academy and John Hancock High School, among others. They credit the academic tutoring and guidance on college applications, along with the skills gained from the Clubs’ after- school arts activities, sports teams, and STEM programming, with providing them the encouragement to pursue advance education, in some cases, as the first in their family to do so. For more information on Union League Boys & Girls Clubs and its ongoing support of Chicago’s youth, visit www.ulbgc.org.

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