Youth Services

Teen Stop

Teen Stop is a collaborative after-school program between SOAR Fox Cities and area school districts which targets youth in Middle Schools.  

Teen Stop is a peer-to-peer social group for youth with and without disabilities held at a school within the participating school district.

The purpose of Teen Stop is to build relationships and positive interactions with peers through cooperative games and team building. Teen Stop expands social circles, awareness of varying abilities, and exposure to youth throughout the community.

Transportation can be provided to the host school, if needed. Please contact Lisa at SOAR Fox Cities for more information. Parents will need to pick their child up from the host school where Teen Stop takes place by 5pm.

Skills gained through Teen Stop participation include: Communication, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Self-Confidence, Sportsmanship, Following Directions, Cooperation, Social Appropriateness, Problem-Solving, and Emotional Regulation.

Please contact Youth Services Manager, Lisa McCallister at 920-731-9831 x110 for more information.

TnT – Teens and Transitioning Youth

TnT provides educational, social and recreational activities for youth ages 13-23 years with and without disabilities in inclusive and interactive settings. TnT is a popular offering and a great way for individuals to interact with their high school peers in a supportive social setting.

SOAR Fox Cities strives to provide an environment that facilitates and supports understanding, inclusion, and acceptance amongst youth. This positive interaction between peers allows them to gain exposure to each other, which leads to understanding and results in acceptance for each person involved. All teen participants take part in large and small group activities such as singing, sharing and games, engage in cooperative learning experiences and have opportunities for leadership development.

Skills gained through TnT participation include: Communication, Teamwork, Active Listening, Financial Literacy, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Self-Confidence, Sportsmanship, Following Directions, Social Appropriateness, Collaboration, Problem-Solving, Leadership, Cooperation, and Emotional Regulation.

Please contact Youth Services Manager, Lisa McCallister at 920-731-9831 x110 for more information.

SOAR Thru Summer

SOAR thru Summer offers daily activities that ensure fun, safe, and enriching days for youth entering sixth grade through their 18th birthday! Participants enjoy fun group activities, skills-based learning, and field trips in the community.

  • Education: Communication, Household Chores, Cooking, Community Navigation, Financial Literacy, Personal/Public Safety!
  • Field Trips: Museums, Parks, Art Studios, Nature Preserves, Arcades, Mini Golf, Bowling!
  • Fun: Games, Snacks, Crafts, Water Days, Reading, Sports, Messy Days, and more Shenanigans with friends!

Skills gained through SOAR Thru Summer participation include: Communication, Gross Motor Skills, Teamwork, Community Navigation, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Fine Motor Skills, Conflict Resolution, Self-Confidence, Sportsmanship, Following Directions, Physical Fitness, Reading/Comprehension, Social Appropriateness, Budgeting, Time Management, and Emotional Regulation.

More Information & Registration Details

2024 Program Brochure

Evolve Transition Days

Evolve Transition Days offer nine weeks of daily programming for transition-age youth (18-23) with differing abilities. Young adults spend the majority of the week in the community, participating in fun educational and philanthropic activities that encourage them to build real-world skills and explore new or current areas of interest with friends!

  • Education: Communication, Job Shadowing, Cooking, Public Transportation, Financial Literacy, Scheduling/Time Management!
  • Community Engagement: Museums, Restaurants, Parks, Art Studios, Nature Preserves, Coffee Shops!
  • Philanthropy: Community Gardens, Animal Shelters, Thrift Stores!

Skills gained through Evolve participation include: Communication, Gross Motor Skills, Teamwork, Community Navigation, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Fine Motor Skills, Conflict Resolution, Self-Confidence, Sportsmanship, Following Directions, Physical Fitness, Reading/Comprehension, Social Appropriateness, Budgeting, Time Management, Emotional Regulation, and career specific skills based on Job Shadowing/Volunteer experiences.

More Information & Registration Details

2024 Program Brochure

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom (BTC) offers 18 unique weeks of hands-on, community-based learning opportunities for transition-age youth (17-21) with disabilities. Students participate in lessons on financial literacy, cooking, social/emotional awareness, laundry, public safety, healthy living, and much more! BTC helps students prepare for graduation, equipping them with skills to transition from school to adulthood.

Beyond the Classroom is currently offered in partnership with Appleton Area School District, and students can attend based on referrals from their school. If you think your student is a good fit, please contact your students case manager or the AASD Transition Coordinator.

*If you represent a school district that is interested in participating in Beyond the Classroom, please contact Lisa McCallister via email or (920) 731-9831 x110

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