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Registration for the OK After Opps Fall Season, Sessions 1 & 2 is now open! See descriptions of activities being offered below. Please use the form on this page to register for either or both of these After Opps program sessions. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Mike Carmody by email at mike@opportunityknocksnow.org

For eligibility, registration requirements, session fees, daily structure, safety requirements or other information, see the After Opps homepage.

Click HERE to view some highlights from After Opps Summer Session 1. 

MONDAYS

FLAG FOOTBALL 

Do you like to toss the pigskin? If you answered yes, come join us as we take our talents to the park and play football! We’ll be running drills, playing scrimmages, and working on our touchdown celebrations. *Warrior Wellness

SPELLING BEE

B-U-Z-Z Buzz! warriors will be brushing up on their spelling, with fun phonics games, letter matching puzzles, and hopefully we’ll learn some new cool words on the way!

WARRIOR WOMEN ART

From Georgia O’Keefe to Frida Kahlo and many others in between, the world has seen  a great number of women artists. This program will help play tribute to them as we study their work while using them as inspiration for our own masterpieces.

WEDNESDAYS

COMMUNITY OPPS

Warriors will continue serving various local non-profit organizations and establishing their presence in our community.

CENTER STAGE

Warriors in this program will get their chance to be on Broadway. We will take a look at all aspects of the theater while practicing our favorite monologues, our favorite scenes, and even get to play some improvisational games.

MARTIAL ARTS

Taekwondo, Krav Maga, Jujutsu, Karate, Judo. There are so many different forms of martial arts out there. This program will explore both the physical as well as mental sides to these art forms. *Warrior Wellness

IT’S FALL Y’ALL II

The air is crisp, football is on every Sunday, and the leaves have changed color. That can only mean one thing…It’s Fall Y’all! This program will use arts and crafts, sports, and more to celebrate all things Autumn.

FRIDAYS

FARMING

Fall is in the air and it’s prime harvest season! Join Farmer Natalie as we harvest the last of our crops and prepare the farm for winter. Warriors will continue to practice their farming skills and reap the benefits of all their hard work by enjoying some fresh, farm produce at friday dinner. Lett-uce Turn-ip the Beet! *Warrior Wellness

I FEEL LIKE CHICKEN TONIGHT

Fry it, simmer it, stew it, braise it. Any way you make it, chicken is delicious! Warriors in this program will learn a new cooking technique each week to cook America’s favorite protein.*Warrior Wellness

PINEWOOD DERBY

Anyone who was a Boy Scout knows the Pinewood Derby is a fun time! This group will get a chance to build their own cars while learning how to safely work with the tools needed to build them. It will all lead up to the last week when a victor is named at our very own pinewood derby.

PEER-LED

Peer-led programing is an organization-wide philosophy that places our Warriors at the core of planning and development. With limited staff support, Warriors plan engaging programs and activities for their peers that relate to the leader’s personal interests and strengths.  Warriors will lead the programs they planned in Fall Session 2.

MONDAYS

PUPPETS

Step into the world of imagination and improv! Warriors will be putting on their own puppet shows and creating their own puppets.

AROUND THE WORLD

Where in the world are the Warriors? In this program, Warriors will learn about and explore several different cultures and host special guests from different countries. We will try different ethnic games, crafts, snacks, and more!

DRUM CIRCLE

Get ready to jam! Warriors will work together to create some sick beats while learning about music theory and discovering new types of music from all over the world!

COMMUNITY FITNESS

This session we will get our sweat on by visiting some of our favorite workout spaces in the community. *Warrior Wellness

WEDNESDAYS

COMMUNITY OPPS

Warriors will continue serving various local non-profit organizations and establishing their presence in our community.  

PEER-LED – TBD

Warriors in Fall 1’s Peer-Led group will lead activities for their peers. 

PEER-LED – TBD

Warriors in Fall 1’s Peer-Led group will lead activities for their peers.

PEER-LED – TBD

Warriors in Fall 1’s Peer-Led group will lead activities for their peers.

FRIDAYS

STEW-PENDOUS

Warriors in the cooking program this session will focus on the art of stewing. Warriors will use different proteins, veggies, and spices to explore the many different ways this form of cooking can deliver delicious results. *Warrior Wellness

NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Get ready for a night out on the towns of Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Join us as we visit the most popular weekend stops! With a new destination each week, we will definitely have some great nights out!

BOTANICS BY NATALIE

Learn about the power of plants and their amazing healing properties! In this program we will make lotions, candles, bath salts and more using all natural ingredients. Take home your finished products, or gift them to a loved one – these make great holiday gifts! *Warrior Wellness

BASKETBALL

Pass it, dribble it, shoot it, dunk it.  Warriors in this program will be working on their basketball skills with various stations and drills. A fun scrimmage will end each program day. *Warrior Wellness