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Adults Active in Youth Development

Youth development isn't just our business, it's our passion!

We're committed to life altering programming that goes beyond "the call of duty." 

Youth Uplifting Youth

Sharing New Experiences

Making Healthy Choices

Learning and Growing



Program and Event Calendar



National Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

If you’re interested in pursuing math, click the button for mathematics scholarships that may help you do that. Since 2017, the central theme of the awareness month celebrates the leading figures in the field for their contributions to problem solving.


6th, 20th, 27yj

Entrepreneurship Program

Thornton Township students experience professional development at its best, every Thursday.  The Entrepreneurship program is complete with in-house job opportunities launching participants towards success in the workforce. 


3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

STEM-on-Wheels at the Harvey Library

Drop-in Mondays at the Harvey Library for hands-on, STEM-tacular fun!  Experimenting with chemical reactions, building structures from blueprints and recreating biomes from all over the globe means there is never a dull moment!


19th, 26th


STEM Club at Brooks Middle School collaborates with their Science Department to take learning to the next level.  Do you have a student at Brooks that wants to join?  Request an enrollment form here!


13th, 20th, 27th

STEM-on-Wheels at the Riverdale Library

Drop-in Thursdays at the Riverdale Library for one-of-a-kind, STEM enrichment with AAYD's STEM-on-Wheels team!  Homework help and tutoring will be available prior to the STEM session 3:00pm-4:00pm.  Healthy snacks will be provided, and STEM will follow until dismissal at 5:45pm. For more information, contact us or you can call the Riverdale Public Library at  708.831.3311.


3rd, 10th, 13th,17th, 20th, 24th

Homework Help and Tutoring at the Riverdale Library

Tuesdays and Thursdays AAYD offers complimentary tutoring and homework help at the Riverdale Library.  Walk-ins welcome!

Click the icons below to check in with some of AAYD's partners and how they're impacting communities.

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