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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.

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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army St. Charles (Tri-City) Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry pick-ups are available by appointment only (no walk-ins allowed). For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 630-377-2769. 

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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: 

Head Start & Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide young children and their families a chance to learn in an educational and creative environment. Programs also meet the needs of teen mothers and homeless families.

After-School Programs
The Salvation Army after-school program provides children in Kindergarten through fifth grades a place to go after school to work on homework and visit with friends in a safe environment. Children can get help with homework, have a snack, play in the gym and more. Registration for the program is required, and there is a fee. Call 630.377.2760 for more information.

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. These programs are on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

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.

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


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Eligibility Guidelines

  • One application per child
  • Applications will not be accepted without $15 registration fee per child. (check or money order only)
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