The STC Underground is a unique place for teens to “hang out”, socialize, play games, surf the internet, watch TV, do homework and much more.
Open to all Middle School & High School teens, including parochial schools and home schooled students who reside within St. Charles School District boundaries.
Participants may be asked to submit proof of residency or school enrollment.
All participants are required to obtain a membership in order to attend the STC Underground. Membership is free and is granted upon each participant meeting the following requirements:
- The participant currently resides within School District 303 boundaries
- The participant is currently enrolled in school
- The participant has submitted a completed Code of Conduct signed by his/herself AND a parent or legal guardian. This form can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:
The STC Underground is supervised by well trained, quality, experienced staff. Currently, the Teen Center employs two full time staff people responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Underground as well as other Teen programming throughout the Park District. Staff bios below.
Teen Center Supervisor
Chris Holling reigns from the Chicagoland area and has worked as a recreation professional for several years. He has also worked professionally as an actor, director, arts educator and photographer. He earned his B.A. in Theatre Performance with an emphasis in Acting & Directing as well as a minor in RPTA from Western Illinois University. He has worked with many educational institutions, non for profit organizations, businesses, regional theatre’s and theatrical incorporation’s spanning from Chicago to Missouri. He prides himself as being extremely passionate about what he does! He looks forward to creating unique, accessible and FUN programming/events for the STC Teen Center and St. Charles Park District community!
Teen Center Supervisor
Dan graduated from Purdue University in 2010 with a degree in Film and Video. He’s been with the St. Charles Park District or more than 8 years. Dan brings fresh ideas on reaching and engaging teens.
The Underground also employs several part-time employees. These qualified individuals assist in supervising the Teen Center as well as aiding in Teen special events.
Janay currently works as a nanny and part-time at the STCU. She also attends Elgin Community College and enjoys sharing experiences with the teens at the Underground.
Currently completing his Masters in Recreation Programming, John also works for the Winfield Park District, enjoys running, and likes playing video games with the teens.