Common Place Family Learning Center’s after school youth programs will honor youth participants for their academic achievements tonight during an awards ceremony at Common Place, 514 S. Shelley Street, at 6:00 p.m. Awards will include: perfect attendance, participant of the year, academic excellence, overall character improvements, showstopper, who’s who, and media. Awards ceremony sponsored in part by Heart of Illinois United Way, City of Peoria Teen REACH grant, CDBG grants, Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and individuals.
Common Place Family Learning Center is a social service organization focusing on literacy, and is located on Peoria’s South Side. Common Place offers after school tutoring and enrichment activities for children grades K – 12, summer tutoring for grades K – 12, summer youth programs for children ages 8– 15 years, adult one-on-one tutoring and small reading and math group classes, and GED study. Common Place holds a weekly emergency food bank for those in need on Peoria’s South Side.