Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student. Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.
Becoming a Man
Now in its 20th year, the BAM program serves more than 8,000 youth in 140 schools.
Working on Womanhood™ (WOW)
WOW helps young girls from Chicago’s toughest schools achieve personal and future career success.
Career Readiness and Success
Career Readiness and Success programs at Youth Guidance empower youth from under–resourced communities to develop the key life skills they need to connect to meaningful opportunities aligned with their interests and passion.
Community and Afterschool Programming
Community schools are the center around which the community revolves. In the community school model, public schools,
Parent & Family Engagement
Parents who are actively engaged in the educational process have the power to help improve school outcomes.
Research suggests that schools may function as the de facto mental health system for children and adolescents.
Extended Day & Enrichments
Across Chicago, parents are in need of safe, engaging options for their children at the end of the traditional school day.
STRIVE works to meet these core needs by promoting the well-being of youth in care through structured counseling and well-rounded supports.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving about 13,000 youth while touching the lives of hundreds more parents, schools and local communities.