Youth Resource Guide Vol. 2: Summer Programs, Jobs and much more!
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
WEEK *Students receive community service hours* April 12th @ 11:30am Meeting Location:
9147 S. Jeffery Blvd.=C2=A0
Hosted by Keiana =
and Community Leaders
SPRING BREAK 2014 SAFE HAVEN
Safe Haven spring break locations will p=
students with a safe environment, educational workshops and meals during th=
year's spring break, the program is offered April 14th-18th from
KEIANA BARRETT'S One Summer Chicago One Summer Chicago (OSC) connects young people to summer =
internships and training programs being offered throughout the City. Throug=
OSC, young adults have the opportunity to learn job skills, develop their
resumes and explore career interests.
After School Matters (ASM) administers youth programs across the city, includi=
summer pre-apprenticeship employment program for teenagers aged 14-15.=C2=
Participants receive a combination of academic training and professional sk=
development from skilled instructors who focus on teaching both the hard sk=
(e.g. technology, business, science, art or dance) and the soft skills (e.g=
problem-solving and teamwork) necessary to function in the workplace.=C2=A0=
annually contracts with After School Matters to ensure that a designated nu=
of slots are available for CHA youth.
Department of Family and Support ServicesSummer opportunities that serve children and youth across the city o=
Chicago. Programs include Arts & Culture, Sports, Fitness, Health &
Nutrition, Computer, Science & Technology, Career Exploration in Green
Industries, and Mentoring.
City Colleges of Chicago Programs
Programs that focus on education, academics, social and cultural
enrichment activities for high school students and graduates. Also, for chi=
and youth, classes in arts, music, dance, language, science, computer liter=
physical education and swim.
Cook County =
Preserve Educational and recreational programs based out of six centers throu=
Cook County. Additionally, three outdoor water parks that provide activitie=
children and youth.
Americorps Check out the website above to find out how you can earn money, both=
stipend and to help pay for college, while learning valuable skills and
providing much-needed services in thousands of communities.
The Chicago =
Project The Chicago Area Project (CAP) is a, not-for-profit organization wit=
distinguished history and demonstrable track record of over 75 years of wor=
delinquency prevention and service in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods. Th=
original mission of CAP has not changed since its inception:To work toward =
prevention and eradication of juvenile delinquency through the development =
support of affiliated local community self-help efforts in communities wher=
need is greatest.
Youth Jobs for Youth helps young men and women from low-income families be=
a part of the economic mainstream; and, in the process, provides the busine=
community with motivated job-ready workers. Jobs For Youth is a free progra=
teens and young adults ages 17 to 24.
Click on "Young Adults" to find out more about this intensive, live-=
program for youth, ages 16-24. Youth are provided training, education,
allowance, and job placement for up to a year after the program.
Collaborative on Workforce and Disability This national site is a source for information about
employment and youth with disabilities. Just click on the "Youth Developmen=
section in the top right corner.
Mikva Challenge Mikva Challenge develops the next
generation of civic leaders, activists and policy-makers. We do this by
providing young people with opportunities to actively participate in the
political process, because we believe that the best way to learn leadership=
to learn democracy is to experience both.
More Information:mikvachallenge.org or 312.863.6340
Youth Service ProjectYSP has many youth-focused programs, including training,
referrals and placement. Contact the agency for details.
More Information:youthserviceproject.org or
773.772.6270 Community =
Prevention ProgramThe Illinois Community Violence Prevention Program is a
collaborative effort of public and private agencies that provides pro-socia=
opportunities to youth and parents in underserved communities.
CVPP program components work to empower
youth with job training, strengthen social skills, and increase parent
leadership within communities.
More Information:ilcvpp.org Digital Yo=
Summer JobsThe Digital Youth Summer Jobs program provides teens in the five Chi=
Smart Communities with employment opportunities in technology, as well as
enhancing their resumes and skill sets.
Information:ilcvpp.org Little Black Pearl Little Black Pearl is a thriving nonprofit serving youth in on
Chicago=E2=80=99s south side. This cultural arts center provides opportunit=
ies in art,
culture and entrepreneurship to youth, adults and families across
More Information:http://link.rm0005.net/go/E44IxzIyBK0-t-XYMtn-Qw2/ =
Open Book Open Book is one of the programs of the Institute of
Positive Living. Open Book is a multifaceted after-school program for young
adolescents in which participants are engaged in activities that encourage =
development of reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
YMCA of Metro Chicago The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong
children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through acad=
readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy
More Information:http://link.rm0005.net/go/E44IxyzP4gk0Z5sOsy_QSA2/ The Steans Family Foundation Summer Youth Employment The Steans Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer =
Employment Program to support North Lawndale schools and Chicago non-profit
agencies and businesses that provide meaningful summer employment or intern=
to the youth of North Lawndale. The Steans Family Foundation invites curren=
schools or academic/social support/enrichment grantee organizations to appl=
the lead placement organization for the Summer Youth Employment
Illinois YES The Illinois YES (Youth Employment for t=
Summer) program provided temporary work for eligible young adults who are 1=
years old, unemployed, underemployed, low-income parents and young