Youth organizations and centers in Elmhurst support opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship, and recognition. They offer organized instructional programs for physical activities such as dance, yoga, martial arts and for academic and arts programs such as science, crafts and theater. They also offer opportunities for unstructured activities like game playing, socializing, club meetings and outdoor play. All of these are staffed facilities and control and supervision are critical elements. Safety is also of paramount importance in these centers.