• 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

Mini Golf Trip to Par King and Lunch!
Tuesday, June 11, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$8 for golf, and additional for lunch.
Dowload the Par King permission slip

CROYA will be CLOSED
Monday June 17 - Friday June 21
For the High School Worktrip

Summer hours of 10AM-3PM
beginning Monday, June 24
Come hang at CROYA!

CROYA Cubs Night Game
Tuesday, June 25, 3:30 - 11:30 PM
$45 includes ticket, bus, pizza, and chaperones - bring money for additional snacks at the park.
Space is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis - turn in your permission slip to CROYA to save your spot!
Download the Cubs permission slip

Middle School Work Stay
Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28
Participate in community service projects and spend the night at CROYA!
Download the Permission Slip
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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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  • LEARN

    LEARN about leadership and life skills through peer training, retreats, and participating on executive committees.
  • GIVE

    GIVE back to our community through service projects, both voluntary and court-mandated hours.
  • ACCEPT

    ACCEPT one another by building a sense of community through youth meetings and spending time at Student Union after school hours.
  • GROW

    Help youth GROW by providing individualized support, early intervention, self-esteem building, and support groups.
  • BE

    We are able to BE ourselves when we socialize and have fun at programs such as dances, ski trips, beach days, Cubs games, and other field trips.
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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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