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 May 26, 2017 Chicago Department of Family Support Services OST (RFP)

Most Recent News (Youth Services)

May 3, 2017 One Summer Chicago 2017 Announces $1 Million Charitable Gift from Barack and Michelle Obama
Mar 21, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Mentoring Initiative Expands To Serve Additional 1,200 Youth In Highest Need Communities This Spring
Mar 14, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Encourages Youth to Apply to One Summer Chicago 2017
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

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Supporting Information

Department Main Office

Family & Support Services

Impact Report

One Summer Chicago summary report link