The YC Theatre Experience at Highcrest and Wilmette Junior High are highly regarded – and popular – theatrical productions. that give a large cast of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth an opportunity to display their talents in professionally directed stage productions. More »
Youth Connection of Wilmette is holding its annual benefit on Saturday, May 11, 7pm-11pm at the Lakeview Center in Gillson Park, Wilmette. This year’s benefit features wine tasting by Schaefer’s, an open wine and beer bar, and live music by the local Wilmette bands, “More Cowbell” and “Pop Rocks.”
An expert from Schaefer’s will provide tastings, educating guests on the nuances of a variety of wines. During the tasting, attendees will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines. Heavy appetizers will be served to complement the wines.
There will also be live entertainment during the evening. The bands “More Cowbell” and “Pop Rocks” will play tunes to which guests can dance or just listen. The bands are comprised of local parents including Wilmette dads who have children who have participated in Youth Connection programs.
Tickets to “A Taste of Spring” are $75 each, in advance or at the door. Please RSVP by May 10th. Order online via PayPal here. (You will be able to enter the number of tickets you want once you are redirected to the Paypal site.)
Or click here for a ticket order form you can mail to us.
Youth Connection is an independent 501-C 3 charitable organization that provides social, service and educational opportunities to Wilmette area 5th-8th graders. We provide experiences that encourage kids to participate, grow and have fun in a safe, inclusive environment.
All “Taste of Spring” proceeds will benefit Youth Connection and its after-school programs. For more information about the spring benefit, contact Bill Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Connection is excited to announce a new club at Wilmette Junior High where students can learn how to record digital music, how to use professional sound equipment, and how to remix songs. The next session of the club meets Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-4:30pm, April 10th through May 23rd. The club will take place in the recording studio at WJHS (adjacent to the Drama Room). Cost is $75 and the club is limited to 8 participants. Click here for a registration form. If you have questions about the club, please contact our Executive Director, Karen Funari via our contact page.
Youth Connection will be a beneficiary of the Woman’s Club of Wilmette August Rummage Sale again this year so the more you donate rummage to the club, the more it benefits Youth Connection. Beginning immediately, donations can be dropped off at the club at 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Please call Mark at 847-251-0527 to arrange a drop-off time. Items in good shape will be accepted except please no cribs, large appliances, upholstered furniture, or TVs.