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)

May 23, 2016 Mayor Emanuel And Alderman O’Shea Launch Operation Help-A-Hero To Support Formerly Homeless Veterans Citywide
May 20, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces New Investment To Expand One Summer Chicago Jobs Program To Reach Nearly 30,000 Youth
May 11, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Extension Of Application Period For Summer Job Opportunities
Apr 11, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Funding To Restore Youth Employment At Shuttered Site
Mar 14, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces 25,000 Summer Youth Job Opportunities Available Through 2016 One Summer Chicago Program

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