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 20, 2013||New Videos from DFSS: The One Summer Chicago/One Summer Chicago PLUS programs are changing lives. She how here: One of the success stories from our One Summer Chicago/One Summer Chicago PLUS programs is DeShawn Shepherd. Here is his story!|
|Aug 6, 2013||Study: Chicago's One Summer Plus Youth Employment Program Cuts Violent Crime Arrests in Half|
|Sep 19, 2013||Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Nearly 20,000 Chicago Youth Hired Through One Summer Chicago 2013 Program|
|Aug 7, 2013||Mayor Emanuel Visits Greencorps Youth Program|
|Aug 6, 2013||U of C Crime Lab Study finds One Summer PLUS Youth Experienced 51% Drop in Violent Crime Arrests|
|Apr 8, 2013||Registration is Now Open for One Summer Chicago 2013|
|Feb 19, 2013||Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Basketball Great Isiah Thomas Announce Expansion of "Windy City Hoops" Basketball Program for Chicago Youth|