Northwestern OSA Students

Enrichment Programs

Enrichment programs serve as supplements to the YWLCS curriculum in order to give students an extended world of learning beyond the classroom. Our partnerships with the following organizations are quintessential to the YWLCS experience:

Chicago Youth Centers

(View Chicago Youth Center's website.)

Chicago Youth Centers' (CYC) mission is to invest in youth in underserved Chicago neighborhoods to help them discover and realize their full potential - from early childhood education to and through college. CYC builds the confidence of YWLCS young women through after school programming ranging from dance to ACT preparation to fashion design. Students are able to participate in CYC programs Monday-Friday after school. For more information on CYC programs at YWLCS, please contact Rani Person, on-site Program Coordinator, by phone at (312) 949-9400 x 413 or by email.

Friends of the Chicago River

(View Friends of the Chicago River's website.)

Since 2003, Friends of the Chicago River has made it possible for YWLCS students to share in an annual real-life science experience investigating the life science, physical, environmental, chemical, and biological aspects of the Chicago River. The purpose is to increase their awareness and understanding of how all science disciplines are connected and impact each other. Representatives from Friends of the Chicago River accompany YWLCS students of grades 8-12 on their journeys to the Chicago River and often return to YWLCS as Science Fair judges. During the Science Fair, students present their conclusions from the Chicago River field trip to a group of teachers and guest panelists.

Photo Courtesy of Huge Galdones.