Teen Leadership Development

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Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) knows that when teens are provided with the right tools to lead among their peers and within their communities, their futures are brighter in terms of academics, career and adult life. CYC’s Teen Leadership Development (TLD) program is specifically designed to promote short- and long-term positive outcomes. CYC incorporates pro-social activities that inspire CYC members to develop their existing strengths, gain new ones and then apply their strengths to foster positive outcomes within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups and families.

CYC’s TLD program prepares teens to become leaders and to achieve success in school as well as preparation for college and/or career by providing middle and high school youth (13–18 years of age) an opportunity for learning and personal development through clubs that meet their needs and interests. Each club includes the following core components: leadership development, skill development, service learning, extended learning, mentoring, and college and career readiness. All high school juniors and seniors participate in CYC’s post-secondary transition activities to ensure that they complete specific college and career readiness activities in the two years prior to high school graduation and college matriculation.

Support CYC’s TLD program

Offer your support to CYC so we can continue to serve the communities currently under our umbrella and expand our reach. 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 possibility and promise.

Events

Chicago Youth Centers’ Second Annual Shake & Stir

Chicago Youth Centers’ Second Annual Shake & Stir

Chicago Youth Centers and the CYC Auxiliary Board invite you to an evening of music, dancing, James Bond-approved cocktails, local bites, and more! Join us for the second annual Shake & Stir on March 10, 2017.

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Dec 9, 2016 Ξ

Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

Join us on Thursday, May 18, for a memorable evening at the Standard Club to celebrate and honor the CYC students, alumni, families, staff, and supporters who go above and beyond to make a powerful difference within our communities.

Jan 23, 2017 Ξ

Support CYC

Join Our Monthly Giving Community

Join Our Monthly Giving Community

Sustain our programs with a monthly gift to CYC! Making an automatic, monthly gift is an easy and efficient way to support CYC. Our monthly givers provide the critical funds that help us best serve our children, families, and communities.

Nov 15, 2016 Ξ