Youth Impact – our goal is to affect the lives of youth by creating quality after school and out-of-school time programs.
Youth Worker Impact – our goal is to impact, the youth work practice and individuals (youth practitioner, school teacher, law enforcement, social worker etc.) who work with youth by providing trainings, workshops and creating opportunities to collaborate, network and share resources.
In August 2016, several local philanthropies announced a $300,000 funding collaboration to support organizations working to keep Chicago neighborhoods safe over the Labor Day holiday weekend, and through the beginning of the school year. FOUS Youth Development Services was awarded a grant from The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities.
Our Girls program launched an art project entitled “My Dream Community”. They hosted an open Gallery and invited classmates, parents and law enforcement. The hope was that the Event would act as a conversation starter between the youth and the Chicago Police Department. In addition to this, bring attention to and begin to expose the stereotypes that police and African American communities have about each other. The community must come together and recognize it is stronger when everyone is seen as a key resource.
The youth through their artwork envisioned what the community should look like for everyone. CPD representative spoke about the role of police officers and their commitment to the community. The youth had an opportunity to voice their concerns. We did this project because; the youth we serve have a concern with the level of police shootings in their communities, more specifically against young African Americans. Over 100 people attended the event.
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There are several ways to contribute to FOUS Youth Development Services.
1) Financial Contribution - There is no dollar amount too small. Join us as a partner and contribute monthly or give a one time contribution. Just make a check out to FOUS Youth Development Services, P.O. Box 42619, Evergreen Park, IL 60805.A contribution statement will be mailed to you for tax purposes.
2) In-kind Donation - We accept office supplies, program materials and much more. For a complete list contact us at 708-508-7389, Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 4:00.
3) Volunteer - We are always looking for volunteers to contribute time and talent to a worthy cause
African American men willing to participate as a guest speaker.
Women to speak to girls about education and career.
Welcome to FOUS Youth Development Services a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. We have been serving the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs since 2003. FOUS has established itself as a reputable and distinguished agency amongst youth service providers and the communities it serves. We provide school-based and afterschool programming in such communities as Englewood, Roseland, Auburn-Gresham, and Washington Heights. Our mission and vision is simple, impact the lives of today's youth through quality programming.
For additional information regarding our afterschool programs and youth worker trainings, please contact us.
FOUS Youth Development Services
P.O. Box 42619
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
FOUS Youth Development Services
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We make quality programming a priority!