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Knowledge Is A Ticket Out Of Poverty.

The Salvation Army offers after-school programs and enrichment activities
to help families in our community.

To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs at The Salvation Army Norridge Corps Community Center are modified until further notice. Food pantry is operating with normal hours, but with prepackaged boxes instead of client-choice.
For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 708-456-6220.

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By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Latino and low-income students are already two years behind grade level.

By the time they reach the 12th grade, the same kids are four years behind.

"The goal-setting class really showed me how to create a plan to succeed and reach my dream."

The Salvation Army's programs help motivate, encourage and empower youth to be the best they can be and to seek out ways to reach their goals..

The Salvation Army empowers youth in our community through: 

Character-Building & Mentoring Programs
Weekly scout-style and mentoring programs are designed to support youth and teens as they navigate their world and grow into adulthood. Topics addressed can include bullying, peer pressure, making a positive impact on the community, family life, and more. 

Character-building classes meet Wednesdays during the school year at 6.15 - 7.15 p.m.

  • Moonbeams: ages Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (ages 3-5)
  • Sunbeams: girls in grades 1 - 5
  • Girl Guards: girls in grades 6 - 12
  • Adventure Corps: boys in grades 1 - 12

Music, Visual and Dramatic Education
The Salvation Army is the largest music educator in the world, with offerings in brass, vocal, guitar, drums and more. It is important to provide additional creative outlets for youth, teens and adults to share their experiences, hopes, dreams and fears. 

Classes are held Wednesdays during the school year, starting on the second week of September.

  • Singing Company (grades 1 - 8): 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cherubs (ages 3 - 5): 5:45 - 6.15 p.m.
  • Ukulele: (grades 1 - 8): 5:45 - 6.15 p.m.
  • Beginners Brass/Technique (ages 7 and older): 5.45 - 6.15 p.m.
  • Jr. Band: 6.15 - 7.15 p.m.

Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs
Sports, recreation and fitness programs help kids learn the value of health, physical activity and teamwork.

Wonderland Camp provides week-long summer camp options for youth, teens and seniors with a different theme each week. We also host day camps during school breaks and the summer.


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