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 »


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.

Youth Connection H.O.P.E Project

VocaliD Voicebank Service Project
Join Youth Connection to help us share the gift of voice!

Youth Connection will be hosting a Voice Drive from October 4, 2016 through May 26, 2017 to help provide people of all ages who use a machine to speak for them a unique and individual voice. We have set up our Voice Drive with VocaliD.