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Each Youth Guidance program is strategically developed to address a community need falling within one of three specific program areas: Counseling & Prevention, Community & Afterschool, and Career Readiness and Success.

Youth Guidance serves approximately 13,000 youth each year. We operate in some of Chicago’s most under-resourced communities, and provide school-based programs in partnership with over 118 Chicago schools.

More than 90% of the students we serve are low-income and are 58% African American, 31% Hispanic/Latino, and 9% Caucasian/other races and ethnicities. Support of our mission — with an annual budget of $26 million — is derived from government and private sources. Youth Guidance is governed by a volunteer board of 36 directors and eight life members and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).