Recreational Academic Development More »


A supervised after-school meeting place where 7th and 8th graders visit with friends, read, play games, work on service projects, enjoy snacks, and listen to music. More »

Homework Clubs

The Homework Clubs offer a quiet place where students can work on assignments, discuss group projects, and use the LMC’s computers and library resources. More »


Helping Others a Personal Experience: community service programs designed to give our youth the opportunity to support the work of local social service agencies and put their idealism to work in a way that is meaningful to them and to their community. More »

The Theatre Experience

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 »


Spring Fling on Friday, May 9th @ 27 Live in Evanston

2014 spring flingYouth Connection invites you to a night of great music and great food to support all the amazing opportunities Youth Connection provides for our kids.

Scheduled to appear: Battle of the Bands very own Pink Lightning and Maiden America as well as The T-Byrdz and Louis Zagoras.

Tickets are $75.00 each and include heavy appetizers, beverages, and live entertainment. Open bar of selected wines and beers from 7-9pm. All other beverages available for purchase. The fun starts at 7pm.

Buy your tickets below.

If you can’t attend but would like to help Youth Connection support our after-school programs, please use the “Donate” box in the right sidebar.

The Second Annual Wilmette Pub Crawl on April 24th

The Wilmette Pub Crawl will be held in downtown Wilmette on Thursday, April 24th from 7pm to midnight. Pre-sale wristbands are $15 donation per person or 2 for $25 donation.

Beer mugWith your wristband, you will receive discounts on drinks and food throughout the night and a free beer mug! Participating businesses include Depot Nuevo, Nick’s Bar & Grill, The Avenue, Gilson’s, The Bottle Shop, and Rock House.

Proceeds will support Youth Connection and Warming House Youth Center. To purchase a wristband, go to www.wilmettepubcrawl.com.