Ela Township Youth Program
380 Surryse Rd., Lake Zurich, IL. 60047
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Director of Youth Services: Chris Urry
Assistant Youth Program Director: Steven MacDonald
Youth Program Staff: Felipa Salgado
The mission of Ela Township Youth Program is to provide comprehensive and innovative programs that serve all youth in our community, our programs assist children in reaching their full potential as healthy and well-adjusted individuals.
The Ela Township Board presented Lumen Optical of Kildeer with a certificate of appreciation at its Oct. 13 board meeting for their generosity in providing 36 children from the township’s Shooting Stars summer program with free eye exams prior to the start of the new...read more
Chris Urry, 27, of Round Lake, has joined Ela Township as its new youth services director, replacing Alexandria Tonigan, who recently resigned to attend graduate school. Let's get to know him. Did you grow up in Lake Zurich? Yes, I grew up in the Country Side West...read more
Starting the new school year without being able to see properly can set a student up for failure. “You need to see well to do well,” said optometrist Rabia Awan, of Lumen Optical in Kildeer. The store recently welcomed over 20 children from Ela Township’s Shooting...read more
Children enrolled in the Ela Youth Program's Shooting Stars Summer Camp enjoyed a cookout with members of the Lake Zurich Police Department at the Ela Community Center on July 21, 2016.read more
The Ela Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse, in coordination with Lake Zurich Community Unit District 95 and the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, held an informational community forum focusing on the impact of underage drinking at Lake...read more
Elementary students from Ela Township's Thrive After Three Youth Program participated in a fun and educational spring break exploration camp focusing on the principles of STEM--Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Throughout the week, the students were...read more
Ela Township Youth Program participants check out highway department’s snow plow trucks, enjoy ride-a-long. Of all the activities and field trips provided by the Ela Township Youth Program throughout the year, there is one the children repeatedly rate as a...read more