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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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Yesterday, Charlie turned 26! We celebrated today in the Life Shop and the b-day boy also taught us why our bodies need water in his peer-led HealthMatters program. Then, we shared that knowledge with OK's president and our friends in CITE. Great job leading and happy birthday Charlie! Hope the Hawks win for ya! #healthmatters #lifeshop #wellnesswarriors ... See MoreSee Less

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Katy MccloudHappy birthday Charlie!!!1 day ago
Clare O'ConnorNice cake and hat!1 day ago
Pamela Bowman LawrenceHappy Birthday Charlie!1 day ago
Patrick McCarthyHappy birthday Charlie my friend Old are you 2623 hours ago
Pam SullivanHappy Birthday!21 hours ago
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We've started a new Monday/ Wednesday routine in After Opps over the past couple weeks. After we do cleaning and awards, the big group comes together for a Warrior-Planned Activity during pickup time! Today Andre led arts & crafts for his friends. #peerpower #wpa ... See MoreSee Less

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We love collaborating with our friends in the OPRF CITE 1 Classroom during Life Shop! The group has been learning about Internet Safety and consulting our trusted adults/ internet coaches for help while surfing the web! #worldwidewarriors ... See MoreSee Less

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TODAY, IN MY PROGRAM, HOW TO BE EVILER WITH PATRICK MAHER O’ROURKE, WE LEARNED ABOUT SOME OF MY FAVORITE VILLROES FROM MOVIES AND SHOWS LIKE FROZEN, ALADDIN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, PHINEAS AND FERB MOVIE, AND MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN. THEN WE DREW OUR OWN VILLROES. MY FUTURE IS COMING… ... See MoreSee Less

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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!4 days 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.

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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. Yikes6 days ago   ·  1

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