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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 Jun 5, 2014 Pet Summer Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Jun 26,2014 Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off The Chicago Summer of Learning and Earning 2014
May 08,2014 Millennium Park Announces 2nd Annual Summer Film Series
Apr 29,2014 Downtown Sound Indie Rock and Pop Music Series Returns to Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, June 2 – August 11
Apr 28,2014 Loops and Variations Contemporary Classical and Electronica Series Returns to Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, May 29—July 3
Apr 15,2014 Mayor Emmanuel Announces Record Drop in Chicago Youth Smoking Rates

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Supporting Information

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