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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)

Severe Alert Apr 29, 2016 Taste of Chicago Concert Seating Tickets On Sale Now!
High Alert Jun 16, 2016 2016 Peace Mini Grants Application Portal

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Jun 27,2016 Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off 2016 One Summer Chicago With Visit To Youth Workers
Jun 16,2016 Mayor Emanuel And Emerson Collective Announce Peace Mini Grants To Be Awarded For Youth-Led And Youth-Created Peace Initiatives This Summer
Jun 16,2016 Mayor Emanuel And Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Announce $2 Million Grant To Expand One Summer Chicago Employment For 300 Year-Round Jobs
Jun 15,2016 Paul Catanese: Visible From Space
Jun 14,2016 Millennium Park Announces Voting For Summer Film Series Audience Choice Night: Favorite Chicago Film

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Supporting Information

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