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 »


Wanted! A Parent Volunteer To Help With HMS Fall Play

volunteer2We are looking for a parent volunteer to assist with some non-theatrical items related to the HMS fall play, The Golden Goose.

Ideally we would like the parent to do the following:

  • Communicate with other parents of cast and crew, if necessary (basic reminders, updates, etc…)
  • Organize cast party: who brings what, etc… (timing/place will be already set)
  • Line-up other parent volunteers to help at performances: man theatre doors and take tickets; hand out programs; help with make-up/costumes (Sign-Up Genius works well for this).

There may be other minor items that we would ask for assistance with from time-to-time, but the time required would be minimal.

If you have interest, please send us an email.

Thank you!!

Key Dates for 2014-2015 Programs Announced

calendarHere are some important dates for Youth Connection events and activities. More information about each will be published on this site.

RAD: starts September 2nd
The DEN: starts September 2nd
HMS Homework Club: starts September 8th
WJHS Homework Club: start TBD, but most likely September 8th
WJHS Art Club: starts October 7th

HMS Fall Play performances: November 7th and 8th (The Golden Goose)
Battle of the Bands info meeting: December 18th
Battle of the Bands: February 6th
TGIF: March 13th
WJHS Spring Musical performance dates: April 17th, 18th, and 19th
RAD open House for incoming 5th graders: June 2nd

The Third Wilmette Pub Crawl on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

BeerWe are excited to announce the 3rd Wilmette Pub Crawl!  This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors for a drink, support Wilmette businesses, and raise money for Youth Connection and Wilmette’s Warming House Youth Center! The Wilmette Pub Crawl will be held in downtown Wilmette on Thursday October 2nd from 7pm to 11 pm.  Pre-sale Wristbands are $15 per person or 2 for $25 each, donations will be collected online!  With your Donation/ wristband, you will receive discounted drinks and food throughout the night and a free beer mug!! To purchase a wristband, go to www.wilmettepubcrawl.com.