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710 West 3rd Street | 710 West Percy Baker Ave | Peoria, IL 61605



Every Monday through Friday at the Carver Center, the Peoria YMCA provides a FREE youth program that supports young leaders and change makers. The program is designed to equip teens with the tools and resources they need to successful as an adult. Hours are from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday all year round. For more information, contact the Peoria YMCA or the Carver Center.

Carver Center is the host site for this Hult Center program which is designed to educate children in kindergarten through 7th grade on the importance of health and respecting their bodies. Participants learn how to make nutritious snacks, have lessons in health education, art projects and physical activities. Contact the Hult Center to sign up.

Designed for middle school students, this program provides leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development to at-risk students who live below the poverty line. It’s a partnership of students, instructors, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The program is hosted by Manual Academy and you can sign up through the Carver Center.

Peoria GFL teaches children, teens, and adults the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through programs designed to prevent and/or manage behaviors that lead to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Attendees will learn how to get healthy and stay healthy through proper eating and exercise. There are workshops focused on Alzheimer’s, diabetes and healthy eating for seniors. Call the Carver Center for program availability.

Mentoring is the cornerstone of 100 Black Men organization with the motto “What They See Is What They’ll Be®” serving as our belief statement. “Mentoring the 100 Way” is a holistic approach which addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of children ages 8-18. Through group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource, our youth. Programs are available for boys and girls, every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. No advanced registration is required.

Summer Camp info coming soon

We are an open site for the free summer lunch program for school-age children. Free lunch is served between noon and 1 p.m.

Between July 30 and August 3, Carver Center will host a community bible school. Sign up date to be announced.


710 West 3rd Street
710 West Percy Baker Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605







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