Before School Program 

Parents can drop their children off at the center before school, where they receive a nutritious breakfast and are ushered/supervised on to school buses for their ride to school. For rates and available openings, please contact us at +1(815)964-6885.

Details:
  • Monday-Friday, 5:45am-8:30am | August-May (exact dates vary and are based on RPS 205 school calendar)
  • YWCA Child Care Assistance accepted 
  • Sliding scale applied if applicable 

After School Program

The NWCC After School Program uses an evidence-based STEM Program model as the foundation of our framework. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  NWCC utilizes partnerships with other local nonprofits to enhance the impact and success of our after school program such as U of I Extension and their 4H Programing and Boys & Girls Scouts outreach. We offer a variety of academic enrichment activities, as well as regular supervised indoor and outdoor physical activities, including but not limited to:

  • Group Building 
  • Tutoring 
  • Mentoring 
  • Enrichment activities to Science, Math, Technology and Engineering 
  • Health & Fitness activities 
  • Character Building initiatives 
  • Youth Learning Garden 

For rates and available openings at NWCC, please contact us at +1(815) 964-6885. We are open to the community and accept youth from all schools. 

Details:
  • Monday-Friday, 2pm-6pm | August-May (exact dates vary and are based on RPS 205 school calendar)
  • YWCA Child Care Assistance accepted 
  • Sliding scale applied if applicable

OSS@Northwest – Out of School Suspension Program 

This unique program provides individual, group and family support/mentoring to middle school-aged youth suspended from school. As part of the program, students are required to perform minimal community service. The goal of the OSS@Northwest Program is to positively impact student attitudes and decrease the chances of repeat suspension. For available openings, please contact us at +1(815)964-6885 or contact your child’s middle school for inquiry.   

Details:
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am-3pm | August–May (exact dates vary and are based on RPS 205 school calendar)
  • Free to youth currently enrolled in middle school

Summer Camp

This fun camp for 6-12 years olds includes activities such as recreation, crafts, reading club, mentoring and local field trips; all in a safe and friendly youth environment, while parents are at work or in school. Provided are a morning snack, nourishing lunches and dinner. Snacks are also provided daily during camp. For rates and available openings, please contact us at +1(815)964-6885.

Details:
  • Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm (7:30am early drop off) | June – August (exact dates vary and are based on RPS 205 school calendar)
  • YWCA Child Care Assistance accepted 
  • Sliding scale applied if applicable 

Jr. Tackle

NWCC offers Junior Tackle football for youth, ages 6-11 years, with divisions covering lightweight and flyweight age brackets. NWCC Junior tackle program was developed in the mid-1990’s as a way to offer a competitive, but safe and family friendly, character development opportunity for the youth. For questions and more information, please contact Terrance Beloch at +1(815) 222-3489.