Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream hosted children’s Author Mary Morgan for a book-signing and special reading with the elementary students on May 8. Mary first met with the younger students in the JNS program, where she read her book The Runaway Lawnmower. Students were mesmerized by Mary’s reading and the colorful drawings. The students
Quest, the Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) youth program, celebrated the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd. This year’s theme was “Unity” and Ephesians 4:3-3: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Students processed how they can promote peace and preserve unity in their
High school students from Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC) and Puente del Pueblo (PdP) in West Chicago spent their spring break visiting colleges on the annual college tour, as part of the College Opportunity Program. This year 32 students attended the college tour, 16 from OCC and 16 from PdP —making it the
The annual WYFS Volunteer Appreciation Event was held on Monday, April 16 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville. Warrenville Youth & Family Services and Discoveries Resale Store & Furniture Annex staff honored the volunteers by treating them to desserts, coffee and take-home thank you cookies in honor of their dedication. Volunteers who have served for 5,
The 2018 OCC Spring Dinner, benefiting Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, was held on Friday, April 13 at the Embassy Suites in Naperville. This meaningful annual event was marked by the testimony of keynote speaker Juan Ortiz, who presented his personal journey of faith, determination, and overcoming adversity to the audience. Click on the video
On the cold, blustery Saturday of March 24th, 50 parents and children ventured outdoors to participate in the annual OCC-Villagebrook Egg Hunt. Almost 1000 brightly colored eggs were hidden around the Outreach classroom and Villagebrook grounds for enthusiastic seekers, who located the treats in no time. Six special eggs were also hidden in the
WYFS counselors are joining forces with the Warrenville Fire Protection Unit to treat mental health issues in crisis situations, and to help firefighters deal with traumatic events.
As the culmination of their cooking classes, Outreach-Villagebrook students prepared and served dinner to their parents and families, an impressive feat performed under the instruction of Ms. Linda, the University of Illinois Extension Educator. Showing off their new kitchen skills, some students were placed in charge of making soup, salad, and cornbread; others prepared placemats