Youth Services
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Youth Services

DFSS’ opportunities for growth continue into the adolescent and teen years through the department’s range of youth services.  DFSS supports thousands out-of-school time opportunities that allow youth to explore their talents and continue learning outside of the classroom.  The department also encourages young people to explore career development and gain marketable workforce skills through employment programs such as the Youth Workforce Investment Act program and Chicago’s summer youth employment program.

Most Recent News (Youth Services)

Jun 30, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches New Summer Campaign To Promote Expanded Summer Learning Programming And Activities For Youth Around The City
Jun 27, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off 2016 One Summer Chicago With Visit To Youth Workers
Jun 16, 2016 Mayor Emanuel And Emerson Collective Announce Peace Mini Grants To Be Awarded For Youth-Led And Youth-Created Peace Initiatives This Summer
Jun 16, 2016 Mayor Emanuel And Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Announce $2 Million Grant To Expand One Summer Chicago Employment For 300 Year-Round Jobs
Jun 13, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Joins Father Pfleger In Launching New Youth Jobs Program To Employ 50 In The Auburn-Gresham Community

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