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 »


Charlotte’s Web Tickets on Sale NOW!

Charlottes Web

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Youth Connection is excited to announce that tickets for its fall play production for 5th and 6th graders, Charlotte’s Web, are on sale NOW!!

The play performances will take place on Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30pm and Friday, December 4th at 7:00pm in the Highcrest Middle School Auditorium.

The Lion King Jr. Audition & Crew Packets

The Youth Connection’s production of The Lion King, Jr. is now accepting applications for part auditions and crew members.  Click here for more information.

Domino’s Pizza Night! November 18th & 19th


Domino’s Pizza is helping Youth Connection raise money all year long! 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.  

Please Help Us By Donating!

Youth Connection needs your help. Our Fall 2015 Fundraising Campaign letter updates you on all the activities we offer and tells you how you can help. Please donate or volunteer so we can continue to offer these important programs for our kids.