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Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life's challenges with confidence, competence and dignity. Read more
Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life's challenges with confidence, competence and dignity.
Youth Outreach Services (YOS) is a nonprofit human service agency dedicated to caring for youth in and around Chicago, inspiring positive development in their lives, families and communities. Founded in 1959, YOS has served nearly 300,000 youth through a wide variety of child welfare, counseling, juvenile justice and prevention services. We believe all kids are capable of excellence and are committed to providing the community-based support they need to overcome challenges and succeed.
by Irma S. from Chicago, IL
I highly recommend this agency for the impact they created in my life 16 years ago. They came to my classroom in the 6th grade and offered wonderful services to our classroom which had many at-risk students. They did games which might have seemed insignificant at the time but were highly motivating for our self-esteem. They also did a great job warning us about the problems with drug abuse and gang affiliations. YOS really motivated me to speak up to friends about the concerns I had with their drug abuse and gang involvement. Thanks YOS!