Middle School Teen Center and Leadership Program

The new Middle School Teen Center and Leadership Program will offer programming to all RPS 205 middle school student.   During this program teens will develop leadership skills, learn about careers, and receive academic support. Through a variety of activities, guest speakers, field trips and so much more youth will have mentorship and fun in a supportive environment.2023 Details:

After School 2023-2024 Details:
  • Monday-Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm – when school is in session
  • No cost – Free program
  • Open middle school students (6th-8th grade)
  • Limited transportation is available to the program
  • Click here to register online
  • Call 815-964-6885 for more information
  • Teen Program After School 2023-2024 Flyer
Summer 2024 Details:

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 Girls Scouts, Rockford Public Library and Rockford Park District. 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 
2023-2024 Details:
  • Monday-Friday, 2:45pm-6pm |August 31, 2023
  • YWCA Child Care Assistance and DCFS accepted 
  • Click here to register online.
  • Call 815-964-6885 for more information.
  • After School Flyer 2023-2024

Summer Camp

This fun camp for youth entering 1st -5th grade 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. Breakfast, lunch, and a dinner snack are provided daily. For more information, please contact us at +1(815)964-6885.

2024 Details:
  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pmpm  | June 17th – August 16th (Base on RPS 205 calendar)
  • $20 Registration fee, $35 per day fee
  • YWCA Child Care Assistance accepted – must be approved prior to enrollment
  • Click here to register online
  • Summer Camp Flyer 2023

Let’s Talk – Teen Program

The Let’s Talk Teen Program is ran by the Kendel Sherman Foundation.  This program is for high school aged youth and focuses on life skills, job skills, college prep, more.  The program operates on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Please call for more information.


Jr. Tackle – Northwest Knights

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 (815) 519-5264.