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 »


Charlotte’s Web

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Youth Connection will host an informational meeting about its fall play, Charlotte’s Web, for 5th and 6th graders in the cafeteria at 4 pm on September 30th.

Rehearsals will run Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays beginning October 12th. The show dates are December 3rd and 4th.

Everyone who wishes to participate in the production will be offered a role to play.

Don’t Even Think of Making Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 2015.

pizza5-240x195Domino’s Pizza is helping Youth Connection raise money! Funds raised will be used to pay for Youth Connection after-school programs at both Highcrest and WJHS, including RAD, the DEN, and the Homework Clubs.

On Wednesday, September 30th Domino’s will donate 20% of your purchase to Youth Connection when made from our local store: 350 Ridge Rd, Wilmette (847-256 9020). Food can be delivered or picked up in store. All you need to do is give the cashier or driver the completed Youth Connection coupon that will be passed out in your childs’ homeroom.

Look for the coupon that your child will bring home or go here to download and complete the Domino’s Dough Raising Night form.

Key Dates for 2015-2016 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 August 31st
The DEN: starts August 31st
HMS Homework Club: starts September 9th
WJHS Homework Club: starts September 9th
WJHS Art Club: starts October 6th
Creature Feature in the Den: October 23rd
HMS Fall Play performances: December 3rd and 4th(TBA)
Battle of the Bands info meeting: December 3rd

Battle of the Bands: February 5th
Youth Connection Fundraiser @ The Rock House in Glenview: February 27th
WJHS Spring Musical performance of Lion King, Jr dates: March 18th, 19th & 20th