Thanks to Books for Birthdays, a ministry of Hearts of Grace, each elementary and middle school student at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream receives a new book for his or her birthday! On April 5, students with April birthdays selected a book from the birthday cart, received a birthday bag, and visited with Books
Neighbors recently came out to celebrate Easter and build community at OCC-Villagebrook's annual Easter Egg Hunt, which included a visit from officers from the Carol Stream Police Department, who joined in the fun.
Serena Mitchell began attending the College Opportunity Program (COP) at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC) as a student at Bartlett High School. At OCC she received academic support, leadership training and college and career counseling that motivated her to pursue her dreams at a 4-year university. As a result of Serena’s hard work
Students from the Warrenville Youth & Family Services Quest program finished making homemade dog chew toys for donation to local animal shelters to wrap up this month’s service learning project.
High school students from the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream and Puente del Pueblo recently embarked on their spring break college tour. This year the group visited Ohio State University, Marshall University, Wingate University, Duke University, and Howard University.
Growing up in DuPage County, Angela’s life took a significant turn when her family experienced the tragic loss of her father. She spent her adolescence figuring out life for herself. When she discovered she was pregnant, she moved back home but soon realized her living situation was unsafe. She enrolled in the Employment Opportunity Center
As Gail Hoffman retires from Wheaton Youth Outreach, she reflects on her 21 years at the organization, the growth and change the programs have experienced, special memories, and her plans for the future.
The Warrenville Youth & Family Services Quest program celebrated Valentine's Day with a fun party! Students ate pizza, made valentines, and played "Cupid Dodgeball," "Who is my Valentine?" and bingo with prizes. According to Quest teacher Beth O’Connor, the day was full of laughter, teamwork and overall good company. One student said, "We should
Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) and Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO) staff recently joined in the fun at a community dodgeball tournament at Hubble Middle School on February 13. The event raised funds for the Hubble Middle School athletics department. Several WYFS staff and LINK mentoring pairs cheered on the WYFS/WYO team from the bleachers. "Overall,