Welcome to Blessed Sacrament Youth Center!

Founded in 1987 and located in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s westside, Blessed Sacrament provides daily after-school programming, tutoring, sports and recreation for hundreds of area at-risk youth. Our motto is “Because every child matters” as we strive for excellence in providing every child with the support and encouragement necessary to stay in school and avoid the lures of drugs and violence in order to grow up to become happy productive adults. Our kids are everyone’s future.

Take a tour of our website, see the faces of our wonderful young people, learn what we do and and consider helping us make a positive difference in the lives of these youth.

About Blessed Sacrament

From humble beginnings to a bedrock of our community. 
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Take a Virtual Tour

Meet our kids. See what we do everyday at Blessed Sacrament to change and improve their lives and help make for a brighter future. Learn more

Our Success Stories

Listen to the stories of our alumni and the role Blessed Sacrament played in their lives. Learn more

I send my children to Blessed Sacrament Youth Center because it’s a safe environment. They help my children with their homework and the counselors are great role models.”
— Sherron, mother of Nathan, Layah & D’Andre
I went to Blessed Sacrament 20 plus years ago and now my 13 and 9 year old daughters go there too. I thank them for all their help with my life and also with my kids as well.”
— Michelle, mother of Anya & Tiffany