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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.

Life Shop GREENLife Shop

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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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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Coleman Foundation Double Down 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, the Coleman Foundation has generously offered to match donations on this day up to $15,000. As always we thank you for your support!

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Warriors have been writing their own jokes in"Why Did the Warrior Cross the Road?" on Fridays in After Opps. These creative comedians will be performing at our upcoming Knocksgiving Family Day on November 7th! Check out Claire's take on tacos. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dondee Arzadon GujildeThis is the best! Good job Claire! You're gonna knock em dead!11 hours ago   ·  1

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8th Annual OK Classic - Team & Misc. Photos (137 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these beautiful teams and other random shots from an amazing 2014 OK Classic.

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Check out these beautiful teams and other random shots from an amazing 2014 OK Classic.

In the latest episode of Jarvis Sports Corner, J-Money makes his weekend football predictions and has a message for Chicago Cubs fans. Check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

In this episode of JSC, J-Money makes his weekend football predictions and has a message for Chicago Cubs fans.

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Joe HartOuch Jarvis! Taking down my Irish and Cubs in one Sports Corner. Yikes3 days ago   ·  1

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Big THANK YOU to Kate for hosting another amazing "Oktoberfest for Opportunity Knocks"! Through her neighborhood stand, Kate raised more than $1600 for the Warriors, three times more than last year! You are amazing Kate! #OKtoberfest #community ... See MoreSee Less

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Brett HampsonWay to go, Kate! So proud of you!3 days ago   ·  1

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8th Annual OK Classic - Photos by Maria Harte (202 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Check out some beautiful shots from the 2014 OKC, taken by the talented Maria Harte Photography (mariahartephotography.com/). It was an epic day of endless fun: softball, friends, food, drank, music, games, raffles, college football, KG Fun Zone, and much more! Thanks to all the players, donors, sponsors, planning committee, volunteers, vendors, bands, and everyone who came out to support the Warriors!

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Check out some beautiful shots from the 2014 OKC, taken by the talented Maria Harte Photography (http://mariahartephotography.com/). It was an epic day of endless fun: softball, friends, food, drank, music, games, raffles, college football, KG Fun Zone, and much more! Thanks to all the players, donors, sponsors, planning committee, volunteers, vendors, bands, and everyone who came out to support the Warriors!

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Phil CarmodyMaria Harte Photography! Top notch outfit. Thanks Maria Harte!!3 days ago   ·  1
Marian D JohnstonLove the pictures they are great.3 days ago
Desiree Ann Alfaro RivoSeriously Maria Harte is amazing.3 days ago
David PoppeiGreat picture of Georgia Hunter as she's pitching straight down home plate for a strike. 14 hours ago
Vivian N. WhiteAwesome, Mike White Jr.!12 hours ago
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Life Shop had another busy day today! Charlie taught us the difference between physical activity and exercise in his HealthMatters program, John and Jackie volunteered at the OPRF Food Pantry, and a group got a great workout in with our friends at Midtown Athletic Club Oak Park! #lifeshop #wellnesswarriors #community ... See MoreSee Less

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Katy MccloudIt was a great one today! Michael M. Carmody you should come more often!4 days ago   ·  1
Michael M. CarmodyThanks Katy Mccloud it was awsome to be a part of it.4 days ago   ·  1

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In Community Opps yesterday, Warriors made Knock Out Pickles signs for our friend Kate's "Oktoberfest for Opportunity Knocks" Cider & Lemonade stand tomorrow! Come pick up a jar and taste our new fried KO Pickles recipe while sippin on some cider and lemonade and munchin on other tasty treats from the host! Corner of Vine & Thatcher in River Forest, 3:30pm-5:30pm. Getcha some! #knockoutpickles #OKtoberfest More details on our website: opportunityknocksnow.org/special-events/oktoberfestforok/ ... See MoreSee Less

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