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.
|Sep 29, 2014||Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce More Than 22,500 Chicago Youth Hired Through One Summer Chicago 2014|
|Jun 26, 2014||Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off The Chicago Summer of Learning and Earning 2014|
|Apr 9, 2014||Mayor Emanuel Announces Expanded Citywide Summer Of Learning And Earning Initiative With Over 10,000 Additional Learning And Employment Opportunities For Chicago Youth|
|Jan 28, 2014||Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Department, Department Of Family And Support Services Announce A 40 Percent Decrease In Youth Violence In 2013|
|Dec 20, 2013||Mayor Emanuel Announces City of Learning Initiative to Continue Momentum of Summer of Learning|