This past year, H2O’s programming has expanded into five middle schools. Since the number of students coming to our support groups has doubled, often the demand for our mentoring programs exceeds our current van capacity. We feel terrible having to turn students away, as lack of transportation can be a barrier for our students and their families to access our support programming. This transportation is offered at no cost to our students. Rides are available to teens living in Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Additionally, with this new van we will be able to offer existing programming to Plainfield East students and continue to expand middle school outreach.
For over 15 years H2O has transformed the lives of over 3,000 local students through caring relationships and programs that support healthy development on an emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual level. Please help us continue to reach out to the hearts of these youth!
H2O youth are empowered through a variety of research based programming including Support Groups, Life Skills & Character Education, Recreational Activities and Field Trips, Service Opportunities, Mentoring, Tutoring, as well as Focus groups ran inside the Valley View School District 365U Middle and High Schools.
These programs offer a balanced approach to meet the Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, Social, and Spiritual needs of our youth.
“H2O is an asset to our schools. It is a wonderful support for our students. It gives them an opportunity to connect with a caring adult”
“If it was not for H2O, I would not be the person I am today…I would not be going as far as I have gone”
“H2O is a place where you can come and grow as a person emotionally and with your personality”
“Our presence here as leaders really is empowering to the students to Gives them the feeling that someone is caring about them and wants to see them succeed in life”
Being able to hear words like I love you and I care for you really impacted my life…I don’t know where I would be right now if it wasn’t for those words
“At H2O…We will talk about something and it will give me a different perspective on life”
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