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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 15, 2017 Pet Summer Safety Tips for Extreme Heat
High Alert May 26, 2017 Chicago Department of Family Support Services OST (RFP)

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Aug 14,2017 David Ross will Tandem Jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights at the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, August 19
Aug 08,2017 The City of Chicago will Celebrate the Year of Public Art with a Month-long Public Art Festival featuring New and Iconic Artworks throughout the City
Aug 08,2017 Mayor Emanuel Congratulates Youth On Completing 2017 Summer Jobs Program
Aug 02,2017 Floating Museum to Travel to Locations Along the Chicago River, Chicago Riverwalk and Chicago Park District's Eleanor Boathouse Among Other Summer Locations
Jul 27,2017 2017 Fifth Star Honors Presented by Allstate Insurance Company to Include Performances by Rhymefest, Dee Alexander, JC Brooks, Sam Trump, Nora O'Connor, Toronzo Cannon, Kelly Hogan and More

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