Make a positive impact on children and teens by serving as a role model with the Open Gym program! Open Gym has been providing youth with a safe place for recreational, educational, and social activities for over 15 years! Open Gym is a no-cost, year-round after-school program held on week-day afternoons and over school breaks. Open Gym takes place at various schools throughout Hanover Township, including sites in Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, and Elgin. Open Gym Volunteers must be age 16 or older.
Serve as positive role models
Interact with youth and teens
Help with homework
Lead activities like sports, games, music, art, crafts, and more
Share your talents, hobbies, and interests to teach youth new skills
Our mission is the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the promotion of positive development in young people. We strengthen families, provide outreach to youth at risk of school failure and contribute to the building of a healthier township community.
Welcome to the Department of Youth and Family Services. As a child, a parent, family or community partner - the department's work empowers individuals and groups to make healthy decisions that benefit the youth, families and communities of Hanover Township. Since 1966, the department strives for excellence in service and goes above and beyond in its mission driven efforts. The staff offers prevention and intervention services in multiple arenas to best meet your needs and works collaboratively with individuals and groups to tap and grow natural supports, resources and relationships. Our core programs and services include:
Family Therapy Services
The After School Open Gym Program
The Alternative to Suspension Program
Substance Abuse Prevention Services
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (630) 483-5799.
Monday through Thursday: 9:30AM - 9:00PM Friday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
Various U-46 Schools within Hanover Township250 S. IL Route 59Bartlett, IL60103