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The most numerous and varied services provided by the Agency are provided in the Community Services Department. Following the purchase of the Chatham YMCA in 1979, services expanded to include athletic, recreational and educational programs for community residents. These activities are ongoing. Community Services' programs and services are reviewed annually and enhanced often in an effort to address the many and ever-changing needs in the community, while building character, pride, and self-confidence in its participants. Programs and services offered within the Community Services Department are:
A’s & B’s (Academic Betterment)
For further academic support and assistance, the A’s & B’s Program offers after school assistance with homework in all subjects to community youth. The primary goal of this program is to improve the academic performance, test scores and achievement of elementary school students.
Brag Club for Seniors
The Brag club offers weekly socialization, cultural and recreational activities for adults age 55 and over. These individuals volunteer their time, expertise and experience in support of South Central’s programs and services. Their motto is “After age 55 we have something to brag about.”
Biddy Basketball League
For more than twenty (20) years, the Biddy Basketball League has provided and instructional an competitive athletic program to boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old. Participants learn the fundamentals of basketball, as well as concepts of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and self-discipline.
Sports and Recreation
Funded by the Chicago Department of Human Services' Department of Family & Support Services, The Sports & Recreation program provides innovatie sports and recreation to community youth during out-of-school time. Activities include basketball, softball, soccer, flag football, and City cultural tours.
Corporate Massage Services
Funded by Chicago Department of Family & Support Services / Illinois Department on Aging ~ Senior Wellness Program
Companies across the country are
using seated massage services to make work
less of a pain in the neck for employees. Chair
massage provides hard-working employees with
a convenient method of alleviating the stress
inherent in these competitive times. A ten to twenty
minute stress-buster massage relieves tension
in neck, back, and shoulder muscles, reducing
irritability and increasing productivity.
When: June 29, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
Monday thru Friday
3 camp schedule options available:
FULL DAY 7:30am - 6:00pm
HALF DAY: 8:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 6 - 15
For details CALL 773.483.0412