Welcome to
The H.O.Y.C.E. Center

                             Where we are Helping Our Youth Change Everyday

    Community Spotlight

We'd like to give a massive thanks to WECU for giving us a shoutout 

Check out their post featuring us below

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GO support Londen at Thebraceletessentials.com 

Londen is an 11 year old entreprenuer who is very kind hearted and happy. She started collecting bracelets and was wearing them as an essential part of her daily outfit. She then took a liking to not only the bracelets, but also fancy sneakers that her mom wasn't interested in making the investment for. So Londen decided to make bracelets and allow others to enjoy the different designs and allow her to make money to purchase those fancy shoes that she enjoys, so it was a win/win situation for both her customers and herself.


Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Checkout this interview on mix 94.5 with our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jennea Klingenberg. She discusses what Seasonal Affective Disorder is,  the warning signs, and what you can do if you feel like you might be suffering from SAD. As always it is very informative!


News  and Events

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Donate for Our Annual Season of giving

We are preparing for our Annual Season of giving event ! We are so excited to support our youth this year by providing toys, pajamas, and books. Please support our Toy Drive by purchasing toys today!! 


You can purchase items between $10 and $200. No gift is a small gift. Click below to visit our virtual toy drive or capture the QR code. 




If you would like to make a cash donation click below and you will be directed to our donation page!




Checkout their site for family friendly events. New things to experience together as a family !

The Well Experience

Thursdays 5:30pm to 8pm

The Well Experience hosts TEEN Talk where teens can come and talk about various topics in a safe and healthy environment.

Services and Programs

At The H.O.Y.C.E. Center, we’re dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth in Chicago and Urbana, Illinois communities with our wide range of enriching activities and programs. Our programs have been designed to be socially and educationally engaging, Since 2009, youth have benefited from our variety of programs.  Check out what we to offer.

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The Blessing Bank

Activities for Everyone to Enjoy

In partnership with the Walmart in Champaign, Illinois. The H.O.Y.C.E Center gives away donations received every two weeks at various events throughout Urbana and Champaign.

Passport To Success

Stop by Our Center

As youth transform into different areas of programming more opportunities become available based on program series completion. This is a program that addresses many topics that teach youth about the life and self skills needed in order to survive school, relationships, and life. In collaboration with other community based programs, H.O.Y.C.E monitors youth success in programs.

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Teens Helping Teens

Youth Advancement in Community Media

This program provides youth the opportunity to develop media for teens from teens.  Each cohort will develop their own webpage and social media handles for their chosen collaborative project.

Contact Us

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Thank You !