Newsletter – April 2021

News & Views Here’s a snippet from a recent BDC press release about their recent grant awarded to YC: “Berwyn, IL (April 2021) A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to Youth Crossroads, Inc. (YC) for their Outdoor Youth Sanctuary space. This space provides a new attractive, private, functional environment to serve youth …

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Newsletter – March 2021

News & Views Some Light Near The End Of The YC Tunnel – We’re Making Progress After nearly one year, Youth Crossroads is pleased to announce that services available inside our facility will be expanding beginning in April. Due to loosening of CDC and local Covid-19 restrictions, Youth Leadership and after-school program activities, in-office counseling …

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Newsletter – February 2021

Counseling & Support Services In The News It’s been a roller coaster kind of year, that’s for sure. You can see what I mean by taking a look at the mid-year summary that reflects the unusual situations we faced this year with access to fewer students, reduced counseling hours, reinvented services, and the difficult reality …

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Newsletter – January 2021

Greetings! We doubt few would argue they’re sorry to see 2020 end, perhaps this year more than most. It was a year of extreme emotions and challenging changes. The shock of a global pandemic, disinformation and chaos at the top level of government, uncertainty of what lays ahead, unrelenting political campaigning and civic unrest. Facial …

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Newsletter – December 2020

Holiday Greetings! While this year has been full of uncertainty, reevaluation and reinvention, what always strikes us here at Youth Crossroads are three words — Thanks to You. Thanks to community confidence in the work of Youth Crossroads, we worked with more than 2,500 local young people and parents in 2020. Our core services including counseling, childhood …

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Newsletter – November 2020

News And Views Greetings! Did you know that each month, Youth Crossroads impacts over 1,400 youth and families through a wide range of services and activities? From on-line counseling, to after-school arts and crafts, to distribution of over 20,000 pounds of food to local families, YC works hard to meet the challenges of these times. …

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Covid-19 Quarantine Update

During this unprecedented time of pandemic quarantine, it has been a huge adjustment for everyone to maintain “social distance” and stay indoors. This is an even bigger adjustment for those of us who work with children every day and rely on access to them via Zoom and the school system. Although schools are mostly closed, …

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We are in the news!

Our “2020 Inclusion Project” has been getting quite a bit of press. Due to Covid-19, the project was finally completed in September 2020 with installation in front of YC’s building and a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Here’s the official clip from WGN coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYDURNeHrxA&feature=youtu.be SuburbanLife coverage: https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/21/students-come-together-to-create-mlk-mural-in-berwyn/dspdt1y/?page=1 Lawndale News coverage: http://www.lawndalenews.com/2020/01/berwyn-students-to-create-mural-celebrating-racial-and-cultural-inclusion

Our 2020 Inclusion Project

To commemorate Martin Luther King Day 2020, students from Youth Crossroads and Morton West High School are teaming up to create “The 2020 Inclusion Project,” a mural celebrating Berwyn’s cultural vibrancy. This project is made possible through the generous support of BMO Harris Bank. The mural, which will be installed on the new Youth Crossroads …

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Youth Crossroads is there to help young people heal, feel connected, and be inspired to reach their fullest potential.

“I was outraged by these people! I did not want the school, the government, involved in my business!” That was Sandra R.’s first reaction when she learned that her daughter Jinnah, a student at Morton West High School, was starting school-based counseling services with Youth Crossroads. Then a sophomore, Jinnah began to suffer from severe anxiety …

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