Programs for Children

Science Club 

Ages: 1st – 6th grade
Cost: $15
Dates: Winter 2018
Time: TBA

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The goal of Science Club is to develop students’ interest in and aptitude for Science. Each class will include an engaging, hands-on project that students will work on individually or as a part of a group. Students may attend every week or drop in when able. Resources will be provided to parents who want to extend learning beyond the program.

*This program is funded by internal fundraising and external grants. We appreciate any contribution you can make to the program.

Summer Reading Program

Ages: Entering K – 6th grade
Cost: $15, cost is refunded if child attends at least 9 classes
Dates: Watch this space! Program will return in Summer 2018.
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

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This program is now full. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

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. Please see our video report for more information: 2016 Summer Reading Program video report

*This program is funded by internal fundraising and external grants. If you wish to donate to the program, please visit, 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.