4-H is a community where youth learn by doing hands-on activities that teach skills for now and in the future. In 4-H, you can make friends, have fun, give back, and try new things with the help of caring adults. Whatever your interests or goals, there’s a 4-H experience for you. Attend a workshop to learn something new. Join a local 4-H club to find a place where you belong. Plan service projects to support your community. Build leadership skills to help you succeed in life. Sign up for projects to explore your interests. You make 4-H what you want it to be.
Provides mentoring, rite of passage, leadership development, cultural connection, manhood/womanhood (adulthood) training, life skills, job/career readiness and social and emotional well-being to at risk youth ages 7-21.
of Project Safe Aurora. More information about Project Safe Aurora is available
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Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities, free gun locks available for pick-up. Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.
Free drop-in hours serve all teens 5-12th grade with free tutoring for grades 5-12, Teen Advisory Board, Teen-led programs and clubs. Free meals served at drop-in with the Northern Illinois Food Bank for 18 and under, Free Summer Camps.
Children and youth ages 7-17 (and students who turn 18 as seniors in high school) are welcome to attend the center and participate in recreational and educational programs, both after school and in the summer. Registration required (see website).
Member of Project Safe Aurora. More information about Project Safe Aurora is available here: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Violence-Prevention.aspx
Offers faith-based youth groups
Dance-African & Liturgical (Praise Dance), Education-Reading & Math Tutoring/ African American History, Mentorship- Meals, Field Trips, Group Discussions, Volunteerism, Galas, Outreach
Parent/Caregiver Learning, Support Groups, SEL@Home support for Parent-Child Interactions on Social/ Emotional, Resilience-Building, and Self-Regulation Skills, Community-Based Facilitated Learning Groups for Teens/Young Adults (12-24 years old). Youth program exploring personal strngths, unique qualities, and relationships.
Ywca/CCAP (offers financial assistance), Preschool, Child care ages 6weeks-12 years, before and after care, summer camp, full time & Part time care, live camera system
Early Head Start /Head Start program providing qualified education and support staff, training and screening, parent and child enrichment activities to boost academic development, safe and quality education, prevention initiative, home visiting for 0-3 to enhance parent/child interaction and better understand your child's developmental stages. For Parents: Family support services, parent engagement services, valuable resources and helpful community connections, parent and father engagement services, monthly parent meetings.
Services include after-school programs, summer camps, middle-school athletics, including the City of Lights tournaments & the Aurora Sports Festival, Youth Court peer jury program, Resource Fairs, Aurora, STEAM Academy, and other community events.
Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley provides expert multi-discipline pediatric services for infants, children and adults with mild developmental delays, complex disabilities or undiagnosed concerns at our centers in Villa Park, Elgin and Naperville. Our core services for infants, children and adults include physical, occupational and speech therapies, while also offering leading assistive technology therapy, medical nutrition services, audiology, behavior therapy, developmental evaluations, social services, specialty clinics, and a continuing education program.
Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities, free gun locks avaiable for pick-up. Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm.
While we believe that everyone, not only girls, should have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of software development, we also recognize that there is a long-standing marked imbalance in the ratio of men/women in technology. With a team of seasoned software developers as instructors, the Fox Valley Girls Coding Club aims to provide an environment in which girls can explore not only the tenets of well-written code, but the real-world process required to deliver software projects as well as an understanding of computer hardware.
The Fox Valley Park District offers a free 1-year fitness membership to be used at the Copley Boxing Training location through our partnership with Ascension Health.
Book lending services and media resources, youth and adult activities
Warming and Cooling Center Hours: M-Th 9am - 9pm, Fri. and Sat. 9 am - 6 pm, Sun. Noon - 5 pm
Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities
Warming and Cooling Center Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Support, encourage, uplift girls in personal and professional endeavors
Opportunity Youth are ages 16 - 24 who face challenges in completing school and gaining a foothold into employment. During high rates of unemployment, youth employment takes the longest to recover with slow growth in jobs offering advancement.
LITE creates experiential learning sessions for youth to gain skills and knowledge necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and upwardly mobile careers. Collaboration with partners ensures a comprehensive approach to meet needs and strengthen support networks.
Las Lunitas is offered to self-identified Latina adolescents between the ages of 13 to 18. The aim of Las Lunitas is to provide a non-judgmental safe place for adolescent Latinas to explore, process and cope with stressors stemming from home, school and friends, developing empowerment through support, education, community mentorship and resources. Behavioral health services for adults.
At this time, we only take private insurance. However, when available, we do offer services at a lower rate. It is advised that the center be called to confirm the availability of these discounted services.
Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities, free gun locks available for pick-up. Hours: Mon 10am-7pm, T-Th 1pm-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm.
Pediatric Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapy. Pediatric Chiropractic Care. Sensory Social Classes and Yoga classes for kids.
Faith-based support, homework help, healthy snacks, mentoring, social, recreation
Empowering Youth through the Arts: A safe and inclusive space that harnesses the transformative power of the arts, including dance and life skill workshops. Our center aims to uplift and support the mental wellness of youth from diverse backgrounds through peer support. By fostering creativity, providing essential life skills, and openly addressing mental health challenges, we aim to dissolve the stigma surrounding these issues and offer a beacon of hope for all young individuals facing silent struggles. There is no fee to participate in programming.
Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities.
Warming and Cooling Center hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.
Free gun locks are available for pick-up also during the hours listed above.
Equips youth for life success. START Program's vision is to be catapults for change, to be a constant hub and network for our youth. They will be able to work well in a group, but not be afraid to stand alone when necessary. They will be better equipped mentally. They will make conscious decisions and better choices throughout life. They will become more emotionally sound, learning to communicate constructively and effectively by having a platform to vent and release without being judged. They will also become physically fit. Exercise has been proven to relieve stress, to promote respect among peers, and also attack obesity head on. We focus on community and youth development, violence prevention, building bridges for success, maintaining family structure and support systems, and more.
Free gun locks available for pick-up. To schedule a pick-up, email: info@STARTprograms.org or call: 312-838-5200.
Early childhood center provides childcare services and education support.
Offers teens opportunities to build friendchips and recreate together in a faith-based context.
Leadership development and college readiness services.
Services support LGBTQ+ youth and their parents, drop-in center provides a space for sharing, support, and education.
MULTIPLE HIGH QUALITY CHILDCARE/PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT KANE (Aurora, Elgin, Carpentersville): Head Start and Early Head Start and Preschool for All Expansion programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years in partnership with local child care centers. Children under 3 are provided with free diapers, wipes and formula while in care.
Non-emergency calls received after working hours will be answered the next business day.