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All groups and workshops are available for both residents and non-residents (NR). Warren Township residents are welcome to apply for Needs-Based Scholarship if unable to afford the full fee. The group therapist may request a pre-interview prior to the start of the group and the family will be contacted in these cases. Please feel free to contact our office if you have specific questions about the group. All groups and workshops are held at Youth Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St, Gurnee, IL 60031 unless specified otherwise.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Need-based scholarships available for Township residents—847-244-1101 ext. *401. Some groups may require a pre-interview    .
 FRIENDSHIP GROUP— Social skills for youth          NEW DATES             
This popular group addresses the needs of children who wish to improve and develop their skills at making friends and communicating. In a fun and interactive environment, the children develop such skills as listening, conversing, compliments and introductions. This group is ideal for children who struggle with making friends or maintaining those relationships. Pre-interview may be requested.

The grades 3-5 Friendship Group has been structured to be an ongoing group, allowing students ito stay in the group for more than a single session. As a result, this is now an open ended group, allowing students more of an opportunity to fully intergrate skills. The Group for grades 6-8 is closed ended and students begin and end at the same time.

This group is closed-- if interested about possible openings please call 847-244-1101 ext. *402

Grades: 3-5 Day: W Starts: 4/5-5/24 Time: 5-6 

Fee: $15R/$80 NR
Grades: 6-8 Day: W Dates: 4/5-5/24 Time: 6-7 Weeks: 8

Fee: $15R/$80 NR
Location: Youth Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee

7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS— Skills for a lifetime of achievement
In a fun and interactive program, youth will be introduced to and challenged by the 7 Habits (Covey). This group is great for kids who are highly motivated or those with unlocked potential. The Certificate looks great on college/job applications. The staff have reworked the program to make it more engaging and shorter in length.
Grades: 9-12  Day: Th Date: 2/2-2/9 Time: 6-7:30 pm Weeks: 2                  Fee: $15/$35 NR  Location: Gurnee Teen Center, 17801 W. Washington St., Gurnee.

PRIDE YOUTH PROGRAM— For LGBT youth                               
Professional staff and volunteers from Angles, formerly North Shore Youth Health Services, facilitate an open support group at Youth Services. This is a support group, not therapy. For info—
Grades: 9-12  Day:Time: 6:30-8 pm Weeks: Open ended   
Fee: None   Location: Youth Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee



Skills Training for Students  

Parents often can’t understand why their capable child suddenly starts struggling with homework, tests and grades in middle or high school. Sometimes the hidden culprit is executive functioning skills. Students and their parent are welcome to  attend the upcoming executive functioning workshops.

Workshop participants will…
  • Be introduced to executive functioning skills
  • Organize binders and school materials
  • Learn study skills
  • Build effective homework routines
  • Get tips and tricks for managing time effectively

This workshop is intended for students in grades 5–12 and teaches concrete strategies for organization, time management, and studying that students can begin using right away.

Parents may attend at no additional cost with a paid student . Facilitated by Nurturing Wisdom.
Grades: 5-12   Day: M   Date: 3/6 Time: 5-7:30 pm  Weeks: Fee: $30/$60 NR

The fee is only for the student- parents can attend if they wish at no cost. However, parents who attend must be with a child who has paid to attend. Every student who attends will receive material. Due to limited space, we ask to only have 1 parent attend with each child.