Youth Services


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What We Do

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)

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
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

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Family & Support Services