• 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

HS Meeting Sign-up for 2/17 - The Dating Game!
Click here to sign up to attend the meeting

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING RETREAT SIGN-UP
We still have space available!!
We will be hosting two separate retreats on two weekends - March 5-6 and March 12-13. Both retreats will take place at CROYA - we will have programming on Friday evening, have students return home, and return to CROYA for programming all day Saturday. More details will be communicated soon.
Click here to sign up for the HS Retreat.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING RETURNS ON 1/25!!
After school programming for middle school students will be returning on Monday, January 25th! Like in the fall, students will need a valid waiver on file and be signed up for the days they would like to attend. Waivers and daily sign-up can be completed by a parent at the links below. Same-day sign-up (if space allows) can be completed by calling us at 847-810-3980.

Click here to complete a waiver online
Click Here to Sign up for after-school or van pickup at LBMS

CROYA has a new Mural!
Have you seen our new mural in Lake Forest?
Check out "U Belong", painted by LFHS and CROYA Alum Tommy Quinn!
Click here to check out our video about the mural!

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!
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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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