PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Education Programs for CHildren
Early Childhood Education | Mon – Thurs | $10/month
Offered throughout the year, this program helps children ages 2 – 5 development social emotional skills and supports emergent literacy in English and Spanish.
Childcare | Offered during all adult programs
Offered during all adult programs, childcare ensures that caregiving responsibilities are never a barrier to an adult’s class attendance.
Academic Tutoring | MW/TR | $10 for 8 weeks
Offered year-round, this program supports elementary school and middle school students in developing their reading and writing skills,using the Learning A-Z curriculum. Homework help is also available and a healthy snack is provided. Students may attend twice per week (MW or TR), for an hour each day (3:30 – 4:30pm or 4:30 – 5:30pm) during the school year.
Summer Camp | MW/TR | 9:30am – 3:30pm | $40 for 8 weeks
Click here for more information on our summer programs.
Health programs for Children
Taekwondo| Mon & Wed | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | $10/month
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that involves kicking and jumping, making it a fantastic form of aerobic exercise.
Mexican Folk Dance | Tues & Thurs | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $10/month
In this class, participants learn performance routines and practice dance moves that develop physical strength as well as aerobic fitness. Participants also learn about different regions and states in Mexico, as they learn dances from throughout the country. Participants perform at community and ACC events.
Programs for Adolescents
Youth Community Advisory Board/ Leadership Program | Ongoing | Free
The Youth Service Learning Project engages teens ages 14 through 18 in meaningful projects that benefit residents of North Aurora. In the summer, participants have the opportunity to assist with ACC’s summer camp for youth, while also learning about issues that face the local community. In addition to participants will help design programming, facilitate programs and evaluate their results to ensure a high quality experience for local children. During the school year, participants volunteer in ACC’s tutoring program.
Voz y Corazón | Thursdays | 4:30pm – 6:00pm | Ongoing | Free
This drop-in support group offers youth a space to develop self-acceptance, make connections with peers and form relationships with mentors while also expressing themselves through art. Participants will also learn how to intervene appropriately if a loved one is thinking about suicide. For more information about this program, please visit https://www.wellpower.org/voz-y-corazon/
Note: If you are thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.