School Programs

School Programs

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In today's fast-paced world, children face a whole new set of choices, challenges and threats. Our science-based programs emphasize prevention by teaching kids what they need to know to make good choices and develop healthy habits for a lifetime. We infuse interactive educational experiences that meet community needs, state learning objectives and national health priorities.



There's no better way to engage the community than by bringing the community together. Our special events, presentations and camps are geared to reinforce our mission...while we have some fun doing it! We have a little something for everyone...mothers looking for the ideal lunch date with their daughters, camps for the science nut or a presentation to provide tips on how to talk to your kids about some of the uncomfortable subjects.

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The Robert Crown Center for Health Education is a trusted tradition in Chicagoland. We have been educating children and youth in 8 counties for more than 40 years. Each year, our organization touches the lives of nearly 90,000 young people. We evaluate and update programs annually to meet emerging needs and rely on the community to further support our goal: Healthy Kids!

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Today--as young people are faced with many pressures we didn’t encounter in our own adolescence--the work we do is more challenging and important than ever before. In order to more deeply impact the children we educate, we ask for your financial support. The donation you make to RCC health education contributes to enhanced curriculum, innovative delivery models, and opportunities for disadvantaged students all over Chicagoland to make better-informed choices.

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Flashback to 1973 when "pep pills" were not uncommon. RCC was already teaching kids that even drugs that come with a prescription can be dangerous. ... See MoreSee Less

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This was seriously high tech back in the day (some 40 or more years ago)! Do you remember learning health and nutrition with the Robert Crown Center? #RCC6Million #RCCLookingBack ... See MoreSee Less

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For some of us, getting past the eye-roll and into a meaningful conversation with our teen is difficult. Let us help you get informed and build a strategy for talking about drug and alcohol use. Raising Healthy Teens: Substance Abuse Prevention will be offered at the Hinsdale Public Library twice on May 8th. These are free and open to the publc. Register here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's one from the archives! You or someone you know may be in this photo! RCC has been educating Chicagoland youth for more than 40 years! #RCC6Million #RCCLookingBack ... See MoreSee Less

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Teens have so many exciting entertainment options. Encourage healthy ones! #AlcoholAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less

How alcohol affects the teenage brain: MENTAL HEALTH #AlcoholAwarenessMonth #LeaveYourMarkPLT

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What is your teen hiding? Find out Monday, April 24, at 5:30 at the Dixon Center, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road. This free parent event, offered by The Coalition for a Drug-free Lyons Township, includes an exhibit replicating the typical teen's bedroom. What you don't know can hurt your family. ... See MoreSee Less

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In the News

Programs to be Taught 100% In-Schools

In the Fall of 2017, The Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC) will shift to 100% in-school delivery and discontinue the “field trip” model that was once part of the RCC tradition. This change comes as a result of customer feedback and the organization’s commitment to providing cost-effective, science-based health education to the greatest […]

Spring Trip Tips for Talking to Teens about Everything

Families look forward to spring break activities (or the relaxing lack thereof) as opportunities to enjoy one another’s company and shake off the stress of school and work. A multitude of bonding opportunities—air or car travel, beach days, shared meals, books and movies – offer moments for quality conversation without the distraction of school responsibilities. […]

Guest Presentations Benefit Students and the Bottom Line

As school budgets have tightened, teachers and administrators have been pressed to do more with less time and money. Enrichment activities meant to supplement school curriculum are as important as ever, but delivery of those activities had to be streamlined to fit neatly into the precious little space allotted for them. In recent years, many schools […]