READ, WATCH, AND REFLECT Search articles and videos below on the impact of our programs. Working on Womanhood: Chicago doctors talk impact of school-based counseling for girlsA new study shows high school-aged girls in Chicago have post-traumatic stress disorder at a rate twice as high as Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans.Psychological Research Science Article on Working On WomanhoodRandomized evaluation of a school-based, trauma-informed group intervention for young women in ChicagoDallas ISD Alumni Spotlight: Michael BerryDallas neighbors discuss strategies to help curb gun violence near schoolsYouth Guidance offers programs to help Chicago kids and teens succeedYouth Guidance is an organization in Chicago that works to help kids overcome obstacles.All that is PossibleA program shows underserved youngsters ‘all that is possible’South KC Big Impact Award goes to Youth GuidanceYouth Guidance took home the Big Impact award of the year for its Becoming A Man (BAM) and Working On Womanhood (WOW) programs in the Hickman Mills School District.Opinion: The Surprising Solution to Gun ViolenceThe Becoming A Man program is mentioned as one of the models helping to deescalate violence, and is cited among solutions by Jens Ludwig, Professor at the University of Chicago, Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab.Launching Opportunity – BAM and WOWWe were thrilled for you to join us to celebrate GreenLight Kansas City’s first investment selection, the Youth Guidance – Becoming a Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW) programs.Youth Guidance 2021 Annual Report"As YG grows and expands, I worry less about impact, I am confident in our approach. I care more about connections and how significant and meaningful each can be." — Michelle Adler-Morrison, CEO28th Annual Parent Leadership ConferenceOur 28th Annul Conference was held March 18-19, 2022 in Itasca, ILHelping Any of Us Can Help Us AllThe increasing stridency of opinions in the news can be divisive. But lately I’ve heard something different in it.BLK & Bold: Give BoldlyOur #BAM Regional Manager DeKevious was recently featured in this video from @BlkandBold, a #BlackOwned coffee brand that pledges 5% of its profits to youth serving non-profits! We're honored to be a partner & so grateful for their support.Growing Community in Vacant Chicago LotsYes! — Sowing Seeds of Change - Most community gardens don’t last more than 10 years. But the Harambee Garden—at 12 years and running—has lessons to share.JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative Launches in Washington D.C.The firm will partner with Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man program to deliver intensive academic, social, emotional and career readiness programming to hundreds of Black, Hispanic and Latino young men in four District of Columbia Public Schools.Reconnecting and Healing: A Conversation with Youth Guidance LeadersA powerful conversation on the daily experience and trauma that our young people face featuring Dr. Inger E. Burnett-Zeigler and Dr. Sally Nuamah.Boston Public Schools launches group counseling program for teen girlsBoston Herald — As Boston students prepare to return to the classroom for another year impacted by the pandemic, Acting Mayor Kim Janey is backing the launch of an in-school group counseling program targeting teen girls and their mental health.Working on Womanhood Launches in BostonBNN — A launch takes place for "Working on Womanhood" (WOW), a program to help young women in the Boston Public Schools meet needs for better mental health and academic success, in partnership with Youth Guidance Boston and the Greenlight Fund. Report for BNN News.Our Chicago: Mental health among Black women, teens becoming womenCHICAGO (WLS) -- The phrase "strong Black woman" is a quality that may sound like an asset, but it can be detrimental at time, according to an expert.Youth Guidance Kansas City Meet & GreetWelcome to Kansas City, Youth Guidance - in partnership with the Hickman Mills C-1 School DistrictYouth Guidance: BAM & WOW – GreenLight FundBAM and WOW were selected as Kansas City’s first investment based on their proven ability to improve outcomes for young men and women of color.‘Working on Womanhood’ goes virtual amid pandemic to keep helping girls’ well-beingWGN CHICAGO — With Chicago public school buildings closed to students for now, the Youth Guidance’s “Working on Womanhood” program has also gone virtual.The Mental Health Movement for Chicago’s Inner City YouthFreethink — Meet the leaders of Becoming A Man, who are revolutionizing support for these young men by moving the conversation inside school walls to provide the space individuals need for positive transformation. Youth Guidance (BAM) and Thrive ChicagoYouth Guidance, in partnership with Thrive Chicago, is advancing two trajectories benefiting boys and young men of color in Chicago.Uber + Youth Guidance | Meet Dominique from the Working on Womanhood Mentorship ProgramUber has committed to donating $1,000,000 to Youth Guidance over the next three years, which will help to support mentorship programs for youth in under-resourced communities in Chicago.Working on Womanhood Program OverviewWOW acknowledges that young women not only face unique challenges, but also have different ways of coping with the same stressors that negatively impact young men. The program currently serves more than 1,000 girls in 32 Chicago area schools.