• 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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CROYA ANNOUNCEMENTS

CROYA Poinsettia Pickup
This Friday 12/4 12-5 pm
and Saturday 12/5 10 am - 3 pm
All pickups will be curbside - we'll bring the poinsettias to you!

CROYA's 40th Anniversary Magazine is HERE!
Read about the incredible history of CROYA and its work serving the teenagers of lake Forest and Lake Bluff.
Click HERE to check out the Magazine or request a copy!

As of Friday, November 20th, due to the State of Illinois moving to Tier 3 restrictions in Phase 4, the CROYA facility is closed for programs and after school drop-in. The CROYA staff is available by phone and e-mail for any youth and parents who have questions or would like support. The CROYA staff will also be working to engage the youth in virtual programs and meetings during this time. Please stay safe and do your part to ensure that the youth will be able to return to CROYA as soon as possible.

-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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