• Be a part of something great!

    Be a part of something great!

  • Student led: For teens, by teens.

    Student led: For teens, by teens.

  • A great place to hang out and make new friends!

    A great place to hang out and make new friends!

  • Be yourself, be accepted, be safe.

    Be yourself, be accepted, be safe.

  • Have fun, make friends!

    Have fun, make friends!

  • At CROYA, it’s all about you!

    At CROYA, it’s all about you!

  • CROYA is laughter, love, music, fun and food!

    CROYA is laughter, love, music, fun and food!

  • Come for the friends, stay for the food!

    Come for the friends, stay for the food!

  • Be a mentor, be a leader.

    Be a mentor, be a leader.

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IMPORTANT CROYA ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

At CROYA, the safety of our patrons, participants, and staff is our top priority. Due to the State of IL moving into Phase 4 of the re-opening plan, CROYA will be open to limited groups of youth beginning Monday, July 6th. All youth will be required to follow safety guidelines which include: signing in; allowing the CROYA Staff to take their temperature; reporting that they are not feeling sick; wearing a mask; using hand sanitizer; washing their hands; and social distancing. The youth will assist the CROYA Staff with wiping down surfaces that have been touched. For further information on CROYA summer programs and events, please refer to CROYA social media, or call CROYA at (847) 810-3980.

CROYA Instagram: @croyalflb
CROYA Facebook: (for High School, for Middle School, for Parents)
E-mail croya@cityoflakeforest.com to be added to the monthly e-newsletter.

We thank you for your understanding.

-The CROYA Staff
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What is CROYA?

CROYA is a national model of community partnership celebrated for effectively addressing and meeting the social and emotional needs of today’s young adults. CROYA is open to all students from 7th through 12th grade living in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood.

CROYA is unique – it is run by young adults, for young adults. CROYA provides a safe, fun, accepting, and inclusive place for young adults to hang out, break down barriers, make new friends, gain valuable life skills and experiences, and feel comfortable being themselves.

CROYA empowers each young adult to find his or her passion, to be a better friend and problem solver, to contribute to society, and to advocate for themselves and others.

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  • “CROYA is love, CROYA is life.”

    - Charlie, 8th grade

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  • ACCEPTANCE

    A safe, welcoming environment where everyone is included
  • RESPECT

    We act with honesty, integrity, and self-awarenessin the spirit of upholding Unconditional Positive Regard
  • EMPATHY

    We show compassion for others without judgment or discrimination
  • ACCOUNTABILITY

    We are all responsible for owning our actions toward others and the CROYA facility
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CROYA Student Union

The CROYA Student Union is a great place to hang out with friends after school. You can drop in whenever it’s open and get involved with as many activities as you like. The CROYA staff is there to help you create new programs, to talk or just hang out.

The Student Union is open after school from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Stop by and hang out!

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