Blackhawk Unit

Blackhawk Unit
330 15th Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104

Phone: (815) 961-1213
Unit Director: Mike Ayers

About the Blackhawk Unit

The Blackhawk Unit was founded in 1988 and is located within the Blackhawk public housing community which consists of over 300 low-income subsidized units. Blackhawk serves 650 members annually and nearly 100 members 6-18 daily. The Club's members are primarily from the Blackhawk neighborhood and Beyer School. The Blackhawk Unit collaborates with the Rockford Housing Authority.

Extended learning programming includes:

  • Daily homework assistance
  • Computers
  • Arts & crafts
  • Recreation activities
  • Leadership development
  • Daily, free nutritious snacks

Sports programs include:

  • Basketball (Jr. High and High School leagues)
  • Spirit Squad

Special Events include:

  • Rosie’s Birthday Club which gives regular attending members a birthday party to those members that normally wouldn’t be able to have one
  • Movie Nights
  • Teen Rec Nights

Unit Statistics

  • Open 238 days a year
  • Club Hours:2 – 8PM/ Teen Program7 – 9PMM/W
  • 519 members; 326 males & 193 females
  • Ages 5-12: 287; Ages 13-18: 209; Ages 18+: 23
  • Youth served through outreach and ancillary services (non-members): 104
Club Membership Fee: $15 per child
 
 


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