Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children relaize their potential and build futures through mentoring programs
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 beascout.org to find a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venture Crew in Grundy County.
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.
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.
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.
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