District 41 Makes Changes to After School Clubs
These changes will go into effect next year at Hadley.
Glen Ellyn School District 41 voted this week to make some changes to extra curricular activities at Hadley Junior High School, including allowing boys to take part in the school’s “Dare to Dream Club.”
The extra curricular club, which was previously open to just girls, will now extend an invitation to boys to participate in the club. The after school program assists Hispanic students in goal setting and career building, where about 7.9 percent of the district’s student population is Hispanic.
The club held at the school started as an extension from the Dare to Dream Women’s Conference held each year at Elmhurst College, a conference attended by girls from the school.
“They had this club, and the boys have been wanting to join,” said Julie Worthen, District 41 spokeswoman, “They were letting them (boys) come near the end of the year, now they want to make it official.”
The boys won’t be able to attend the conference because it’s a female only event, but they will be able to take part in other group events and trips such as a campus visit to Northern Illinois University, also held each year.
District 41 also voted to expand popular after school clubs like its jazz band and cross country programs, while eliminating its stepping dance club and downsizing its environmental club. Changes to its extra curricular clubs will go into effect at the beginning of the upcoming school year.