School-Age Child Development

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Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) supports the continuing cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of Chicago’s youth. Through our School-Age Child Development Program, we assist children ages six to 12, by offering a set of activities to further their development so they can reach their full academic, social and emotional potential.

CYC provides a safe environment for group activities in a diversity of settings such as group rooms, classrooms, gymnasiums, camp and other settings. The curriculum provides a framework for activity planning grounded in core content areas including academic enrichment, college and career readiness, health and wellness, arts and culture as well as life skills. CYC’s School-Age Child Development Program is offered in the following CYC centers: ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center, Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center, Elliott Donnelley Youth Center and Fellowship House.

Getting Results

In 2012 CYC’s School-Age Child Development Program served nearly 1,200 children and their parents at 12 CYC center and school-based locations and through 21st Century Community Learning Centers at six elementary Chicago Public Schools and one middle school. And of these children, 95 percent reported feeling bonded to school; 98 percent progressed to the next school grade; and 91 percent maintained or improved in their development of life skills.

Support CYC’s School-Age Child Development Program

With the recent economic downturn, more families are struggling to provide the resources their children need, including access to school-age child development programs. We need your help to continue serving the communities currently under our umbrella as well as serving new locations. To make a gift, contact Kate Tillotson, Senior Director of Development and Communications, at kate.tillotson@chicagoyouthcenters.org or (312) 913-1700 x440. Or click here to make your donation now.

For more information, please contact Scott Merrow, Senior Vice President of Program Development and Operations at scott.merrow@chicagoyouthcenters.org.

The mission of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) is to empower children and teens to recognize and experience their full potential.

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