Family Life & Education

There’s always something new to learn. Help your family learn and grow together with new Family and Community Education classes at The Kroc. From toddlers to seniors, there is a class that someone of ever age can benefit from. Learn new skills, refine your strengths, and enrich your life with classes on finance, computers, gardening and more.

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Teen Zone

Outside of these projects and “talk-back” sessions, the Teen Zone includes supervised gaming areas that provide teens with a carefree environment where they can just be kids. By using structured activities like science or Spanish projects and free-time gaming through Ping-Pong or XBOX Kinect, the Leaders in the Teen Zone seek to teach the whole person as they build relationships that will give teens the opportunity to get plugged in and feel they belong.

Ages: 12 years old and up
Days: Monday -Friday Times: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Days: Saturday Times: 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Kid Zone I

Drop-in child watch area that is professionally staffed for children 6 months to 6 years old. The child watch area will provide up to 2 hours of care in a safe, fun place while parents take a class, workout or attend a meeting at the Kroc Center. Parents must remain in the Kroc Center while children are in the Kid Zone.

Ages: 6 months-6 years old
Days: Monday -Friday Times: 9:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm
Days: Saturday Times: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Days: Sunday Times: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: Members $2 fee per hour
Nonmembers $4 fee per hour

Kid Zone II

The Kroc Center strictly enforces that any child under the age of 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the center. While you work out or attend a class, keep you kids busy with fun structured activities including crafts, games, and activities that are appropriate for the age group. Space is very limited. Each session is a maximum of 2-hours. Adult must remain on-site. Monthly passes are available.

Ages: 7-11 years old
Days: Monday -Friday Times: 9:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm
Days: Saturday Times: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Days: Sunday Times: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: Members $2 fee per hour
Nonmembers $4 fee per hour

Adventure Zone

Our state-of-the-art game room has a lit laptop bar, wireless internet, and games that your kids know and love. There are no couch potatoes here! The Adventure Zone venue is very important to our outreach ministry for teens and pre-teens. Open to kids up to age 11 with parent supervision. The room is constantly supervised and FREE to the public!

Ages: 7-11 years old
Days: Monday -Friday Times: 9:00am-1:00pm and
5:00pm-9:00pm
Days: Saturday Times: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Days: Sunday Times: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: Members $2 fee per hour
Nonmembers $4 fee per hour

Family and Community Services

Need Assistance as you Raise Children for Someone Else?

The Salvation Army Family and Community Services may be able to assist you with the following services: Caregivers Support and Education Group at the Kroc Corps Community Center

1st Friday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. Childcare and refreshments available at no cost to you. Please contact Rachel Pierson at 773-995-3302.

Professional Counseling Services for children and the relatives raising children. These services will be provided by a trained counselor by appointment at The Kroc Community Center. Please Contact Rachel Pierson at 773-995-3302.

Assistance, Referrals and Advocacy to obtain resources or assistance working with agencies that may benefit you. Please call the Chicago Department of Family Support Services at 312-744-4016 for a referral for services through the Salvation Army Family and Community Services.

Limited Emergency Financial Assistance for parenting needs covered by other resources when funds are available. Please call the Chicago Department of Family Support Services at 312-744-4016 for a referral for services through the Salvation Army Family and Community Services.