Midtown Center for Boys

Midtown Center for boys has spent more than half a century helping young boys become successful students, sons, and men. Its carefully designed programs provide a combination of academic support, character development, and fun!

Midtown Center for boys celebrates 100% high school graduation and college enrollment since 2000 serving students and parents from low-income families in the city of Chicago!

At Midtown, we work closely with each boy's parents to ensure that he can become the best version of himself. Learn more about Midtown's Programs!

Midtown is a supplementary after-school program that serves 4-12th grade students from low-income families in the city of Chicago. It provides academic enrichment, character education, individual attention, and extra-curricular activities for students, and parenting skills classes and discussions for the parents. Learn More.

School Year Programs



By focusing on homework and classroom enrichment, volunteer tutors provide students with the academic help they need succeed in school. Midtown also empowers students to take their education into their own hands by connecting them with scholarship organizations. 


By learning about virtues and good habits, students develop the necessary tools to become better students, sons, brothers and friends. In the character development class, students discuss and learn how to practically implement virtues such as respect, service to others and hard work.


Each student that participates in Midtown programs is assigned a volunteer tutor-mentor that works with them the entire school year. With a focus on academics and character development, time spent each week with the same volunteer has proven to be an integral part of the overall improvement of the student. 


Midtown students participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities to gain skills and confidence while discovering interest and future hobbies. Some of our activities include:

Creative Writing
Competitive Sports
Chess Club
Computer Science


Midtown's parent program supports parents in their role as the primary educators of their children through classes, discussions, conferences, and more.