DuPage Township has established an advisory committee to guide the Township in its duty to provide at risk youth guidance. The Youth Committee is dedicated to offering advice to the Township to create educational and recreational programs that provide guidance, direction, and encourage healthy life shaping decisions. Our goal is to provide and expose the youth to programs that are fun, offer prevention services, safety awareness, build self-esteem and self-confidence.
During Covid-19 we have seen a reduction to services offered, or they have been transformed into “Drive-By” events. We are currently looking for new members for our Youth Committee so that as we move past this pandemic, we can begin to revitalize this important service. Below is a list of our past programming. If you are interested in joining our committee (in formation) please complete the application for committee appointment here or contact us at 630-759-1317 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Youth Committee Interest in the subject line.
Summer Bridge is a summer camp that allows children to enjoy 8 weeks of exciting activities and field trips, free of charge. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer, coaches lead their teams through various activities while working to enhance the children’s teamwork, leadership, and social skills.
Field trips occur once every other week to places like Pelican Harbor Water Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Wilderness Falls Mini Golf, and many more! You can check out some pictures from this year’s Summer Bridge and field trips at: www.facebook.com/dupagetownshipyouth
When: Starting in June, dates to be determined.
Where: Bulldog Park (behind Brooks Middle School)
Who: children going into 1st-8th grade
Tools for School* in August
Through partnerships with the community, the Township can provide school supplies for families in need. Each student receives the essential supplies such as paper, pencils, and glue that will ensure he/she begins the school year with the tools he/she needs to be a successful student. Please contact the Township if you would like to donate any supplies.
*Must meet income Qualifications
STARS Middle School Convention – in the Fall
The STARS convention takes place each year and includes students from each Valley View School District Middle School, as well as the two parochial schools within the Township boundaries. This day-long event is focused on helping students make healthy life decisions and to encourage their peers to do the same.
The DuPage Township office maintains a current list of local service providers who can meet a variety of youth and family needs.
Phone: (630) 759-1317