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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 Oct 18, 2016 Top 5 family fun events
High Alert Sep 22, 2016 Mayor Emanuel's Mentoring Initiative

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Oct 20,2016 Chicago-Based Marching Band and Performance Art Troupe Headlines Free Family Fun Fest on the Chicago Riverwalk
Oct 18,2016 Millennium Park Events Top Chicago’s Wish List For Free Fun This Holiday Season
Oct 13,2016 City Of Chicago's Domestic Violence Texting Campaign To Educate Youth During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct 04,2016 Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink Opens Friday, November 18
Sep 20,2016 “Wired Fridays” DJ Dance Party Series adds a side of Shake and Groove to your Lunchbreak at the Chicago Cultural Center

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Supporting Information

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