ORLAND PARK, IL — Teenagers in the south suburban area will soon get the chance to take classes on goat yoga, floral arranging and Tex-Mex taco making, according to the latest catalogue from The Bridge Teen Center.
The youth center released their winter/spring semester magazine which details all possible after school programs available for local teenagers from 7th to 12th grade.
Every semester, the center aims to offer over 100 classes for teenagers to attend Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Friday nights, the nonprofit group hosts free events such as karaoke, live music, open mic nights and trivia.
“The Bridge is a great place for students to experience new things, connect with their peers, and even learn more about themselves,” said Priscilla Steinmentz, founder and executive director of The Bridge Teen Center. “Our team works hard every semester to offer a holistically-designed lineup of unique opportunities for our students – and this Winter/Spring semester is no exception.”
Local businesses also get involved in the initiative, with Moraine Valley Community College, Chuy’s Tex-Mex and Catherine’s Gardens helping to teach and provide materials for classes.
The center is located at 15555 South 71st Court in Orland Park. Enrollment for the free programs begins Thursday, Dec. 16 and 2 p.m.