Operation Snowball is founded on the belief that youth and adults can make responsible decisions when provided with factual information and an opportunity to develop an understanding of one’s self and motivations.
Operation Snowball acts as a prevention (not therapy) program for youth (and the not-so-youth!) to offer a variety of resources on healthy lifestyles, leadership and communication skills, and an opportunity to meet other people in their communities who share the ideals of a drug-free life. Snowballs, as they are commonly referred to, usually happen over an entire weekend in the form of a lock-in. Snowballs also can happen in one day and in other styles. Typically there are speakers and presentations for people to listen to and interact with as well as discussion groups to process the information. And of course there are plenty of fun activities for everyone to get involved with. Snowballs are not just an overnight event, meetings and drug free fun are continued throughout the year.
Operation Snowball is the invention of IL Teens. Five youth, upon returning home from the Illinois Teenage Institute on Substance Abuse, wanted to bring their experience and their newfound knowledge to the teens in their community. These youth of Rockford, Illinois enlisted the help of adults to serve in advisory roles, and recruited more teens to help plan and carry out a three-day retreat experience called Operation Snowball.Read More
Be sure to check out the photo gallery to see some of the fun times we had at the last Operation SnowballRead More
We would like to welcome you to Kendall County’s new Operation Snowball website. We will be adding more content here in the near future. Until then, take a look around and check back often for more information.Read More