1305 W. Oswego Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
1323 Bond St, Ste 119
Naperville, IL 60563
Fall 2021 Operation Snowball will be a two day event with the goal bringing our Snowball Community together to create contentions. We are planning an in person event, with the opportunity for remote participation for those who request it. The weekend will include Large Group presentations, workshops and small groups for discussions.
Each Snowball weekend is planned by teen directors and a teen staff (with adult staff), who know the issues facing teens today. It is an opportunity to find out what others think about the things that are important to teenagers. Every activity has a learning objective that builds on their inner strength and self-awareness to expand their perspective on life.
“The self-assurance I acquired at Snowball and the healthy plan I chose, were put to the test in college, and even more when I joined a fraternity. However, the Snowball experiences taught me to step back before I acted, and to have confidence in myself to make smart decisions in spite of ribbing.” A former Snowball participant
“Personally, I am certain my relationship with my wife is stronger because of the social and communications skills I learned in Snowball. Professionally, as a school counselor, Snowball is at the root of everything I do.” Past Snowball participant and leader
Snowball is for all high school students in Districts 203 and 204 who would enjoy having fun while making friends in a positive, affirming environment where teens are able to talk with each other about issues important to them.
Families are an important part of the lives of our Snowball participants and as such parents will receive a packet of information regarding the event and ways to connect with their teens.
Others Ways to Give
Thank you for providing life-changing services for youth and their families! Operation Snowball ensures gifts made online are safe and secure. Check out Others Ways to Give, or contact Julie Ryan at email@example.com for information or questions.
See Your Impact
$25 – Gas card for youth to get to school or work
$100 – Counselor coverage for a runaway youth
$250 – One Operation Snowball retreat scholarship
$500 – Two nights of emergency shelter and support for a youth in crisis
$1,000 – Eight hours of counseling support for teens and their families in need
$2,500 – Ten move-in baskets of necessities for youth entering our housing program
$5,000 – Four months of rent for two youth experiencing homelessness.