People playing volley ball at the beach
City Services



A group of kids

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 Nov 12, 2014 Restoring Individuals through Supportive Environments (R.I.S.E.) Request for Proposal (RFP)
High Alert Oct 23, 2014 Volunteer for the 2015 Homeless Count

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Nov 05,2014 Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opens Friday, November 14
Nov 05,2014 The Atkinson family tree from Elgin, Illinois will shine in Daley Plaza as Chicago’s official Christmas Tree
Oct 29,2014 The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Young Chicago Authors and Free Spirit Media Launch The Chicago Track
Oct 26,2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of Program To Address Domestic Violence
Oct 24,2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion In Funding For Homeless Services

View all News Releases (Youth/Teens)


View all Services

Supporting Information

View all Supporting Information