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.
|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|
|Feb 7, 2013||Mayor Emanuel Announces Additional Investment in Successful Programs to Serve 5,500 At-Risk Youth Proven Programs to Provide Summer Jobs and Guidance as an Alternative to Drugs, Gangs, and Violence|