National Boys & Girls Club of America Recognized Union League Boys & Girls Club Trustee Stephen Schlegel With Gold Medallion Award
It is my honor and privilege to share that the prestigious Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Gold Medallion was awarded to Union League Club Boys & Girls Club Trustee and General Counsel, Steve Schlegel. The national award is one of the highest honors the Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides to local leadership for outstanding outcome-based services to boys and girls in their community.
Our Clubs provide a secure afterschool resource for kids to receive the extra educational support they need to become independent adults, an array of recreational outlets and programs that reinforce character-building in a setting where children develop friendships and relationships with peers with caring, responsible adults.
“My work with the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs has given me an opportunity to know some of the most amazing youth, many of whom come from very difficult backgrounds, face enormous daily challenges and reside in some of Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods,” shares Steve Schlegel, ULBGC Trustee, General Counsel and principal of his law firm.
“I became a Trustee of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs as a young lawyer in 1978. Shortly thereafter, I was elected General Counsel and continue to offer pro bono legal services to the Club. I believe in supporting athletics, civic activities, literacy and safety. The Union League Boys & Girls Club embraces all of these pillars into its afterschool programming to help underserved youth build great futures. I met some of the youth and soon became hooked on the mission to support and help more kids who need us the most,” adds Schlegel.
Most recently, I am very humbled to have been instrumental in reintroducing a Boys & Girls Club to the at-risk neighborhood of Englewood after a decade without one. The Great Englewood Futures Start Here campaign will open three additional Englewood area schools across the community offering more hope, more opportunity for more youth in one of Chicago’s most challenging neighborhoods.
We invite you to consider becoming personally involved in our mission and visit one of our Clubs; introduce your friends to our Club youth and mission and support us through a fundraising event or donation. You’ll be proud to meet some of Chicago’s most amazing youth, many who have overcome extraordinary challenges yet work hard to build great futures.
In case you missed it Steve Schlegel was featured in Skyline News as well. See and share!