We are GROWING!
The word is out and we are serving more teens than ever! That means more youth are accessing basic resources and participating in healthy, positive after-school activities and programs.
We have made some upgrades to accommodate this amazing growth. Thanks to the Danny Nelson Memorial Golf Event, we have added a metal detector and monitor as a proactive measure to ensure our teens safety. We are also upgrading our sign in system to be able to send parents a quick e-mail when their teen signs out to head home.
You'll notice the construction of a new larger bathroom area thanks to funding received by Jersey Mike's Subs.
Our kitchen expansion is also in order as more teens mean more mouths to feed! We are currently seeking funding from individual donors and foundation grants to assist with our wish list that includes, double ovens instead of a residential oven, a commercial refrigerator, along with stainless steel work spaces and pans.
Teens Host Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Our programs would not be possible without the help of our volunteers.
This Thanksgiving 30 of our teens came together to serve dinner and share their appreciation -thank you to the members of our community for donating your time and talent and for your continued support!
From our Pantry to Yours...
We are so blessed by the community of Bureau County for donating so many items for our teens through our pantry. We now have an area for teens to find their family members Christmas gifts and wrap them up! We have expanded the shelve area to accommodate teen clothing, personal items, body washes, hair products, and of course food items.
Second Story Teen Center is proud to partner with Arukah Institute of Healing to offer a teen support group "Living through Stress, Anxiety and Grief" every Friday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM beginning November 30. The support group will be led by certified counselors who will be teaching life and coping skills for struggling teens.
Show your appreciation by VISITING Jersey Mikes Subs in Peru, IL (4341 Venture Dr), opening in the end of November. Your business will show them how thankful we are to have received funding and to have them in our community!
Open Mic Nights are coming soon during the winter season! Get your acts ready NOW!! Comedy, drama, skits, instrumental and singing are all welcome. Watch for dates to be announced.
OTHER UPCOMING PROGRAMS...
Cooking Classes with Joyce “preparing for the holidays" and “family suppers on a budget”.
Girls Night “loving the you you were created to be”.
Boys Night “learning to be a young man with integrity”.
Guitar Hero Competition/Game night
November 2017 Bureau County Republican article
November 2017 NewsTribune article
September 2017 NewsTribune article
January 2017 Bureau County Republican article
May 2018 Bureau County Republican- Jersey Mike's Film Crew
August 2018 Bureau County Republican- County Fair Talent Show
September 2018 Bureau County Republican- Benefit Concert