Big Brothers Big Sister of Will & Grundy County
Youth mentoring
First Midwest Bank
220 W. main St. #305, Morris, iL 60450

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children relaize their potential and build futures through mentoring programs 

815-942-9011 or 815-723-2227
Boy Scouts of America-Rainbow Council
Youth Recreation
2600 N. Winterbottom Rd., Morris, IL 60450

Boy Scouts is a program for boys that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  Cub Scouts are boys in 1st through 5th grade.  Boy Scouts are boys in 5th through 12th grade.  Venture Scouts is a co-ed program for youth ages 14-20.  Please go to to find a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venture Crew in Grundy County.


Child Care Resource & Referral
801 N. Larkin St. #202, Joliet, IL 60435

CCR&R refers families to child care providers who meet that family's specific needs and supports child care providers through education, information, and training.  

Child Care Resource & Referral
Training for child care workers
801 N. Larkin, #202, Joliet, IL 60435

Training and education for existing child care providers.  Also assistance to those who want to start a child care business, whether in-home or at a commercial site.

(815) 741-1163 extension 226 or 228.
Head Start
Head Start
Early Intervention
1715 N. Division St.
Jump Start
Jump Start
In-home visits & parenting program
Morris Business & Technology Center
1802 N. Division, #202, Morris, IL 60450

Jump Start's goal of providing home visiting services to families is to increase families’ protective factors.  Supported families learn to increase their resilience as families.  They increase their social connections. Knowledge of parenting and development improves.  Families create a concrete support network in times of need. In addition, children’s social and emotional competence increases.

Morris Community YMCA
320 Wauponsee Street, Morris, IL 60450
Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturdays: 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
University of Illinois Extension
4004 N. Division, Morris, IL 60450

University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will counties provides resources and programming to the community. The program areas are:

Family & Consumer Economics

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Metro 4-H Youth Development

Nutrition and Wellness


Youth Development