Youth Services
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Youth Services

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.

Alerts (Youth Services)

High Alert Feb 17, 2017 Request For Proposals (RFP) For Youth Working For Success (YWS) Program

Most Recent News (Youth Services)

Feb 24, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Expands Working On Womanhood (WOW) Mentoring Services For 1,500 Young Women This Fall
Jan 30, 2017 Mayor Emanuel And Thrive Chicago Announce Opportunity Youth Summit To Drive Citywide Action
Jan 3, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Expands Mentoring Services For Another 660 Youth, Nearing Halfway Point To Overall Mentoring Goal
Dec 5, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches Next Phase Of Comprehensive Mentoring Initiative Through An RFP To Reach 1,000 Additional Youth
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

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