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.
|Mar 18, 2015||City Council Authorizes Federal Funding To Support The Bridges To Pathways Juvenile Justice Program|
|Mar 5, 2015||Summer Jobs for Immigrant Youth to Teach Communities about Administrative Relief|
|Feb 17, 2015||Mayor Emanuel Announces $10 Million Private Investment, Tripling One Summer Chicago Plus Youth Job Opportunities|
|Dec 17, 2014||Mayor's Commission For A Safer Chicago Releases Collaborative Anti-Violence Report|
|Dec 8, 2014||"Science" Magazine Publishes Favorable Findings About One Summer Plus Study By UPENN|