School Outreach Programs

Character Matters

Part of a national movement, this grassroots effort promotes character education at every grade level. The program in Lake County involves CLC and many other education and community organizations. For information, contact JoAnn Jakubowski at (847) 543-6503.

Black Diamond Program

An award initiative sponsored by the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan, this is an annual awards reception honors the achievements of graduating high school seniors. For information, contact JoHaan Cotton at (847) 543-2112.

Educational Talent Search

Funded by the United States Department of Education, this program encourages at risk junior and senior high school student in Waukegan, North Chicago, Zion and round Lake to complete high school and enroll in post-secondary educational programs. Services include tutoring, career exploration and assessment, personal advising and exposure to college environments. For more information, call (847) 543-2049.

I Have a Dream

Funded in part by the CLC Foundation, this program provides services for 20-25 grade school students in the city of North Chicago. It encourages at-risk students to stay in school by providing tutoring, mentoring and other services and activities. Students who complete the program will receive “last dollar” scholarship to the college of their choice. For information, contact William Devore at (847) 543-2640.

Saturday Youth Institute

Intended for youth 11 to 14 years of age from throughout Lake County, this program is offered through CLC’s Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. The program provides a wide range of after-school activities, including self-esteen and goal-setting classes and leadership training, along with classes in such practical skills as managing money and using computers. It meets two Saturdays a month. For information, contact JoHaan Cotton at (847) 543-2112.


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