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.
|Sep 22, 2016||Mayor Emanuel's Mentoring Initiative|
|Oct 3, 2016||Mayor Emanuel Launches First Phase Of Mentoring Initiative By Immediately Expanding Becoming A Man Mentoring Program To Reach More Than 4,000 Male Youths This School Year|
|Aug 12, 2016||Mayor Emanuel Announces City's Largest Jobs Program Provided More Than 30,000 Youth Opportunities This Summer|
|Jul 25, 2016||Mayor Emanuel And Emerson Collective Announce 23 Recipients Of Peace Grants|
|Jun 30, 2016||Mayor Emanuel Launches New Summer Campaign To Promote Expanded Summer Learning Programming And Activities For Youth Around The City|
|Jun 27, 2016||Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off 2016 One Summer Chicago With Visit To Youth Workers|