Programs for Children

Summer Reading Program – mini version

Ages: 4-5 years old
Cost: $10, cost is refunded if child attends all 5 classes
Dates: Tuesday OR Thursday, July 10-August 9
Time: 10am-11:15am

NOTE: This program takes place at World’s Largest Laundromat, 6246 W Cermak, Berwyn.

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Our research-based summer reading program is designed to help young children develop strong pre-reading skills and a love of books. Students will work in a small groups with a qualified teacher and program aide. The program meets once a week for five weeks. Instruction will focus on letters, letter sounds, sight words and enjoyment.

This program is generously funded by The Benson Family Charitable Foundation (World’s Largest Laundromat).


Summer Reading Program

Ages: Entering K – 6th grade
Cost: $15, cost is refunded if child attends at least 9 classes
Dates: Monday/Wednesday, June 25-August 6 (no class July 4)
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT MAY FOR SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMMING.

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Our research-based summer reading program is designed to help students improve their reading skills and enjoyment of reading over the summer months. Students will work in small groups with a qualified teacher and program aide. The program meets twice a week for six weeks, for a total of 24 hours of instruction. Please see our video report for more information: 2016 Summer Reading Program video report

*The cost for this program is $250/student and is covered by internal fundraising and grants from The Benson Family Charitable Foundation, 1st United Church of Oak Park, and Berwyn Kiwanis. If you wish to donate to the program, please click on the Donate Now button, or send a check to 6720 31st Street, Berwyn, IL 60402.


Science Club 

Ages: 1st – 6th grade
Cost: $15,  cost is refunded if child attends at least 9 classes
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 – August 16
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST, PLEASE FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM (click to register link).

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The goal of Science Club is to develop students’ interest in and aptitude for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Each class will include an engaging, hands-on project that students will work on individually or as a part of a group. Resources will be provided to parents who want to extend learning beyond the program.

*The cost for this program is $400/student and is covered by internal fundraising and grants from Relativity and Sammons Financial Group. If you wish to donate to the program, please click on the Donate Now button, or send a check to 6720 31st Street, Berwyn, IL 60402.


Middle School Meetup

Ages: Entering 6th grade
Cost: FREE
Dates: Watch this space! Program will return in Summer 2018.

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Awake, BAM! (Berwyn Arts and Music) and Youth Crossroads are partnering to offer a workshop for incoming 6th graders. Older middle and high school students from Youth Crossroads will lead participants through a variety of activities and answer questions about middle school in a discussion panel. 100% of past participants report feeling more confident about middle school as a result of this program.

*This program is generously funded by the following individuals and organizations: Alderman Edgar Garcia, Alderman Alicia Ruiz, Alderman Jeanie Reardon, Alderman Cesar Santoy, Alderman Scott Lennon, Alderman Jose Ramirez, 16th Street Theater, Outtaspace and Freedom Middle School PTA.

 


 

 

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