FREE TEEN REACH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM =Now enrolling new students.  Teen reach Program will be from 3-6pm.  FREE TO ALL STUDENTS, YMCA members and non members For youth ages 10-16 or 5th-10 grades.  Focus on academic assistance, life skills, mentoring, S.T.E., career exploration, and recreation (FUN).  After school hours are 3-6pm on half days and on most days when school is not in session.  Carver Community Center.  Transportation:  when available – free transport from Calvin Coolidge, Roosevelt, Manual Trewyn Middle School – Contact John Mabon, or call 309-692-7631 ext. 223.

General Membership Meeting – Lincoln Branch Library – Every third Saturday of the month at 11:30 Southside Community United for Change Holds its general membership meeting.  During the meeting we have speakers come and share information effecting the residents, businesses, and community organizations on the Southside of Peoria and throughout the city.  You can become a member of SCUC for a yearly membership fee of $15.  All residents of Peoria are welcome to become a member.  We also provide lunch at each monthly meeting.

PEORIA (WEEK) – Two Peoria based organizations are expanding their child care services as some area school districts moving to remote learning or a hybrid plan for the fall semester.  Crittenton Centers announced Friday they are now licensed to serve school-age children through 12 years old at its downtown facility at 442 W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave.  The Child Development Center currently has openings for ages 6 weeks through 12 years old, including those who need to do virtual learning, according to the announcement.   Crittenton Centers will also work with parents to secure paperwork for Child Care Assistance Programs to reduce the cost of care. Scholarship programs will be offered to support parents in the transition.  For more information on the program click here:  

The Salvation Army’s Child Care Center in Peoria announced Friday it has openings available for its Child Care Center for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. The Salvation Army has revamped its structured curriculum with a focus on preparing children for kindergarten, its release stated.  The program began August 10, but there are still openings.  It “will feature reading with the teachers, music enrichment activities, as well as age-appropriate learning focusing on the emotional and behavioral needs of children at each age level,” according to the Salvation Army.

Those interested can call 309-655-7283 for an application