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 »

Thank You

Youth Connection would like to thank Northshore Community Bank, the Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club and the Womans Club of Wilmette for their generous sponsorship of our 2015-16 programming. More »


School House Rocks! Tickets Now Available


Buy your tickets TODAY for School House Rocks, Youth Connection’s 2017 Spring Benefit on Saturday, March 4th at 7:00pm at The Rock House in Glenview.  Come hear some great live music by our Battle of the Bands groups and the incredible Will Tilson Band.  Click here for more information.

Shrek, Jr. Performance: March 17-19

shrek jr

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! This spring, Youth Connection is presenting the musical “Shrek, Jr.” at WJHS. The musical will be performed in the WJHS auditorium on:

Friday, March 17th & Saturday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19th at 2:00

An abbreviated (45-60 minute) version of the show will also be performed for Trinity Church Nursery School at 4:30 pm on Monday, March 20th.

Stay tuned for ticket purchase information!!

Art Club Session 2 Registration is open!

Youth Connection’s Art Club is now open for registrations for session 2 which begins on February 7, 2017. If you participated in Art Club Session 1 you will need to re-register for Session 2. For more information and to register, please click here.