Growing Resilient Teens

Growing Resilient Teens (GRT) provides programming for youth ages 13-17 designed to aid in the development of workforce skills and corresponding social-emotional skills. Participants meet for two-hour sessions split into two core components: 1 hour of hands-on collaborative activity and 1 hour of group session with a CYN counselor.

Counseling sessions focus on the development of five core social and emotional competencies:

– Self-Awareness

– Self-Management

– Social Awareness

– Relationship Skills

– Responsible Decision-Making


Current collaborative curriculum is being hosted at Susanna Farms in Lake Villa and includes:

– Preparing, Planting, Maintaining & Harvesting

– Equine education & working with other farm animals

– Nutrition Education including food prep right on the farm



I never expected any chance to hang out with horses and goats, and I never knew I would enjoy cooking. I haven’t been excited about much in a long time… this is a cool feeling.

Interested parties contact Teresa Ramont at 847-548-6000 x017 or [email protected].

Special Thank You to our Program Supporters