Peoria Public Schools Announces THE LION KING EXPERIENCE Summer Youth Theater 2016

The junior version of the  Broadway musical The Lion King will be rehearsed, studied, and performed during the summer of 2016 by all interested Peoria Public School middle school students.   No auditions will be held. Parts will be cast during the workshops. Everyone will have a part. Everyone will sing, dance, and act NEWS … Continue reading Peoria Public Schools Announces THE LION KING EXPERIENCE Summer Youth Theater 2016

Heritage Ensemble Celebrates Juneteenth On Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Journey from Slavery to Emancipation and Beyond through Song On Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 7:30 pm at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, the Heritage Ensemble will perform the 15th Annual Juneteenth Musical Concert. In a unique presentation, the Heritage Ensemble will tell a story of hope in the midst of humiliation, … Continue reading Heritage Ensemble Celebrates Juneteenth On Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Deal is Still On – Hope Renewed Youth Conference June 10-12, 2016

Hope Renewed Youth Conference, Inc. (HRYC) is preparing for their 12th annual youth conference.  This year’s conference theme is “The Deal is Still On.”    The conference will kick off at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 10th at the River Plex. The cost for the 3-day event is $15. Registration will be available the day of … Continue reading The Deal is Still On – Hope Renewed Youth Conference June 10-12, 2016

ELITE Annual Retreat: Finding “The Real Me” By Julia Mondschean

 “What’s your name?” a booming voice called out the room of students. The single voice belonged to Carl Cannon, founder of ELITE Youth Outreach Program, an initiative designed to teach District 150 students about respect and personal empowerment to set them on a course for success. “ELITE, sir,” they answered in unison, not missing a … Continue reading ELITE Annual Retreat: Finding “The Real Me” By Julia Mondschean

An Interview with Carrie Conton – Peoria High School 2016 Valedictorian By Katherine Young

Carrie Conton is a young lady that the Peoria community and the world needs to take note of, celebrate, and acknowledge. Holding a 4.0 GPA at Peoria High School, Carrie spends her time playing the violin, saxophone, and flute for various events such as the Central Illinois Youth Symphony, Peoria High School String Ensemble, Jazz … Continue reading An Interview with Carrie Conton – Peoria High School 2016 Valedictorian By Katherine Young

Partners from across Peoria announce Walk the Block initiative

Peoria, IL – Partners from across Peoria are excited to announce the Walk the Block initiative! The City of Peoria’s Community Development Department and Innovation Team (i-team), Peoria City/County Health Department, Proctor Recreation Center, East Bluff Community Center and the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) have designed a summer-long walking program with an emphasis on … Continue reading Partners from across Peoria announce Walk the Block initiative