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Morning Opps YELLOWMorning Opps

Morning Opps is a new Opportunity Knock’s program, launched in 2012, providing activities for the students in Oak Park River Forest High School’s TEAM (Transitional Education with Access to the Mainstream) classrooms. Morning Opps is offered on late arrival Wednesdays throughout the school year when the OPRF faculty and staff participate in professional development training.

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Presently, The Life Shop is limited to serving 10 participants. In the near future, we hope to expand the program to be able to serve more individuals. The Life Shop strives to maximize opportunities for the older than 22 adult with developmental disabilities. The program is focused on the Warrior in three phases: health & wellness, improving life skills and community integration.

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After Opps is an after school/after work program that offers social and recreational activities. Opportunity Knocks holds 4 After Opps program seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) consisting of one 5-week session and one following 4-week session per season. Opportunity Knocks aims to stimulate the interest of various leisurely activities, participation within the community, and the continued engagement of these activities outside of programs.

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Foundations Double Donations for #GIVINGTUESDAY

Want to make a significant contribution to Opportunity Knocks? Please consider making a donation on the global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday! All online donations on December 2nd will benefit our Warriors. In addition, we have received 3 very generous matching gift offers that will match all #GivingTuesday donations up to $41,000! Please help us turn $41,000 into $82,000! As always we thank you for your support!

Summer 2014 Registration BrochureAfter Opps Summer Session 1 Registration Now Available

What does After Opps have in store for the first summer session? Pool Party, Fabric Fun, Gardening, Ettiquette 101, Bikes and Trikes, A Bug’a Life, Backyard Games, License to Grill and Photography, have all made it on the schedule of activities. Download the Summer 2014 After Opps Registration Brochure or register online.

IMG_0288The Life Shop Blog

Follow the progress of Life Shop, Opportunity Knock’s new day program, that just celebrated its first year! From Warrior-planned outings and volunteering in the community to health and wellness activities—you’ll find it here!

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Warrior Spotlight: Joe Hines

Each session, we will put the spotlight on one of our Warriors who has best exemplified the Warrior 5-Point Code. The five point code is a set of expectations that we have for our Warriors throughout our programs. Those five points are safety, leadership, communication, teamwork, and respect. Click to learn more about what an incredible role model Joe is!

OKtoberfestThe 2nd Annual OKtoberfest Lemonade & Cider Stand

On October 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the corner of Thatcher Ave. & Vine St. in River Forest, Friend-of-the-Warriors and budding entrepreneur/philanthropist, Kate, will be hosting her annual lemonade and cider stand to benefit Opportunity Knocks! Her Nonno’s famous bread, cupcakes from Sugared Sweets, One-of-a-Kind American Girl doll clothes, Knock Out Pickles and and fried Knock Out Pickles will also be available. Come check it out! 

 

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Another Auxiliary Board member came and helped us out in programs this week! Jessica Milburn led some holiday crafts with us this evening! Thanks so much Jess! #gingerbread #tistheseason ... See MoreSee Less

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Veronica AllenMy old students....Ian and Sonya, you guys look great.20 hours ago
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We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to new Auxiliary Board member Ihwan Yoo who came in for our “Around the World” program on Monday! Ihwan talked to us about South Korean culture, shared a Korean snack with us, and taught us how to play the popular Korean game Ddakji with our own homemade throwers. We had a blast! #aroundtheworld #ddakji ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael A. FairYou da man, Ihwan!1 day ago   ·  1
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We'd like to give a special shout out to Elmwood Park Police Officer Steve Messina who came to Joe and Beef's peer-led safety program in After Opps yesterday! Thanks so much Steve! ... See MoreSee Less

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"I AM TRAINING HARD FOR THE CHILLY DASH JAN. 11. DONATE TO ME AND MAKE ME RUN LIKE A HENCHMAN!" SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR PRINCE PATRICK OF THE SOUTHERN ISLES. thechillydash.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1125459&lis=0&kntae1125459=D0221F4D... #CHILLYDASH ... See MoreSee Less

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We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the 2nd Annual #WarriorHolidayBreakfast on Saturday! Also thank you to Skrine Chops for being amazing hosts again, thanks to Mariano's in Westchester for donating the OJ and Starbucks for donating the coffee, and thank you to Santa Claus for taking the time out of his busy holiday schedule to stop by. We had a great time! More pics coming soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Caitlin Moranlol @ me #worstphotobomberever3 days ago   ·  3
Laura WrightMax makes a great Santa! Looks like the day was a bunch of fun! :D3 days ago

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Last week in Georgia and Becca's peer-led "Holidays Around the World" program, we made paper lanterns and learned about the Chinese New Year! #afteropps #peerpower ... See MoreSee Less

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We've been bro-ing out in our After Opps "Men's Club" program. Over the past two weeks, we brainstormed a Warrior Gentleman's Code, had a WWE themed day complete with a wrestling balloon pop challenge and arm wrestling tournament, and went to Circle Lanes for some billiards! #mensclub #afteropps ... See MoreSee Less

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