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 Sep 22, 2016 Mayor Emanuel's Mentoring Initiative

Most Recent News (Youth Services)

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

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Family & Support Services