Mission: Chicago youth centers invests in youth in underserved communities in chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential.
Programs: Early childhood education - preschool children are provided a safe, caring environment for healthy growth and development. Chicago youth centers' program offers educational, social, mental health, and disabilities services for children in chicago youth centers' neighborhoods, aged 0-5 through early head start, head start, and pre-kindergarten programs. 807 children served and 771 parents served.
teen leadership development - this program for youth aged 13-19, focuses on leadership and life skills development, violence prevention, service learning, computer training, cooking and nutrition, sports and recreation, and parent engagement activities. The program engages and provides support for higher education, job readiness and career awareness to help create the drive for greater levels of success in life. 475 children served and 225 parents served.
school-age child development - this after-school program provides activities to kids aged 6-12, including full days of care on out-of-school days and during the summer. Activities include tutoring, homework help, computer training, visual and performing arts, sports and recreation, life skills development, community service work, and parent engagement activities. The program provides a safe environment for group activities with an emphasis on academic success, making good choices and expanding one's horizons. 1,037 children served and 273 parents served.
family and individual counseling and other program services