YAVO/Haskell Academy

Violence Organization


YAVO/Boys & Girls Club


Our Community Services are evolving. YAVO will be offering the Marching Arts Program to the students at Haskell Academy.this Summer and Fall. Students will get to travel and experience different cultures during parade season and learn how to read music and learn music theory as well. During the fall students will get to explore and develop their skills and talents. YAVO will offer the basics of theater which will allow the students to perform in a staged production in the Spring.

The Youth Against Violence Organization has expanded its community services to more youth by collaborating with the Boys & Girls Club in Freeport, IL and Stephenson County. Practices are held throughout the Summer on Saturdays from 12- 4 PM at the king Community Campus located at 511 S Liberty Ave Freeport, IL 61032

Marching Arts 

The YAVO Marching Arts Program has become one of our most entertaing options for youth ages 5- 18 years old and YAVO Alumni ages 19 - 25 years old. Winter practices are held twice a week and Summer Practices may differ and involves travel during Parade Season. Practices are held on the third floor of the Court Street United Methodist Church 215 N Court Street Rockford, IL 61103