• 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

Beginning Wednesday, August 26th, all High School and Middle School Students will need a waiver on file signed by a parent or legal guardian. These waivers are required to be signed before students will be able to attend high school meetings or after school programming. If your student will be picked up from school by the CROYA Van, they will also need a driving waiver on file. These waivers will cover the student for the entire 2020-2021 school year, and will only need to be completed once. Waivers can be completed online through the RecTrac web portal linked below.

CROYA staff will confirm each student has a waiver and perform a brief questionnaire, including temperature check, before allowing students to participate in meetings and/or programming at CROYA.

If you are a parent of a middle school student, you will need to sign your student up for each day they plan to attend after-school programming at CROYA. This will be done through the same system as the waiver, and the process is very similar. At the link below, select the calendar next to the after school program for each month. Select the dates your student will be visiting CROYA, and complete the checkout process. Please note, you will need to complete the waiver before being able to register for after-school hours.

Waiver sign-up can be found here

After-school sign-up can be found here

A how-to guide for waiver sign-up can be found here

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call us at 847-810-3980

-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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