Blue House Expands Activities for MPHS Students

On Sept. 5, the Chicago Public Schools are back in session for the 2017-2018 academic year and that means the Catholic Youth Ministry Center at Morgan Park High School will open its doors to the 200 plus students who participate in the Center’s various programs and activities.

The Catholic Youth Ministry Center (aka The Blue House) is located at 1825 W. Monterey and exists to provide guidance for students attending Morgan Park High School. By promoting moral values, the Center reaches out to students, faculty and the community in the roles of advocate, counselor, teacher and friend. Since its opening in 1979, the Center has provided after-school drop-in with recreational activities, educational workshops, leadership training programs, community service projects and discussion groups.

“This will be a big year,” said Center Director Peggy Goddard. “We’re increasing the number of programs and activities and looking for creative ways to reach out to the greater community. The staff spent a lot of time over the summer doing improvements such as painting, work on the grounds and acquiring some ‘new’ donated furniture.”

The Center welcomes all students at Morgan Park High School regardless of religious affiliation. For more information about membership or programs, 773-881-0193.