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The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services provides funding for more than 200 organizations that operate out-of-school programs for youth ages 6-18. Programs range from sports and recreation to arts, education and personal development, summer job resources are also available.  Other departments across the city provide programs and other online information focused specially for youth.  Provided below are links are citywide Services, News, Alerts, and Supporting Information useful for kids, and provided by departments all across the City.

Alerts (Youth/Teens)

High Alert Apr 1, 2014 2014 Summer Food Service Program
Low Alert Mar 13, 2014 8th Annual College Summit for High School Students with Disabilities - Saturday, April 26, 2014
Low Alert Dec 5, 2013 Cultural Advisory Council Meeting Schedule for 2014

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Apr 15,2014 Mayor Emmanuel Announces Record Drop in Chicago Youth Smoking Rates
Apr 11,2014 The Chicago Air and Water Show Returns to the Lakefront August 16-17
Apr 09,2014 Get Ready, Get Set… Fly! 16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival Returns to Lincoln Park on May 3
Apr 09,2014 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

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Supporting Information

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