Students from the Jubilee Neighborhood School program performed a holiday showcase on Friday, December 18, at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream in front of an audience of parents and family members. The event included students’ performances of music and dance, arts and crafts and sculpture displays, a soccer demonstration, and student and leader recognition. All students received a small holiday gift at the end of the evening.

Showcases are held three times a year: at the end of each semester and the end of the summer program. “Showcases are an important character-building opportunity for our students. Performing, public-speaking, sharing what you’ve learned—these are important skills that will serve them well throughout their lives,” says Mary Lundeen, OCC Elementary Program Coordinator. “The showcase is also an exciting time for families to see all the things their children have learned and accomplished at Outreach, and it’s a great way for our teachers to connect with parents.”