Goal: To cultivate community partnerships through collaboration and sharing resources to create safe communities for all.
Our partners strengthen the organization. This enables us to provide quality programs and services in targeted areas. We will continue to identify ways to leverage resources and create opportunities to impact communities that aren't always a priority.
Past & Present
Wrightwood Ashburn Library
Gary Comer Youth Center
Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Police Department - District 5
Force For Good - CPD
Greater Roseland Chamber
The Rose Foundation
The Brown House Experience
Bullying Prevention Awareness 365
Ronald Brown Elementary
Edward White Elementary
Fort Dearborn Elementary
Carver Military Academy
Harper High School
John M. Harlan Academy
Sisters In The Journey Inc.
One Word Ministry
AMPT Nonprofit (executives/directors)
Goldin Institute/Chicago Peace Fellows/Global Peace Fellows/Mutual-Aid Collaborative
My Chi My Future
Safe & Peaceful Communities
Parthers In Health - Chicago/Learning Communities
Laureus Sport For Good & Illinois Criminal Information Authority (ICIJA) Awards FOUS $50,000.00 Grant
FOUS Youth Development was one of forty-one agencies selected to receive a violence prevention grant from a unique partnership. It's the first of its kind. It is a fact that involvement in sports has a history of deterring youth from risky behavior, including violent crime. See below a picture of FOUS' President Annette Kelly along was 4x Olympic Golden Medalist of Track and Field Michael Johnson at the Laureus Grantee Gala in November. He is an ambassador and board member of Laureus Sport For Good.
We make quality programming a priority!
FOUS Youth Development Services
FOUS 2023 Community Initiatives
Creating Safe & Peaceful Outdoor Spaces in the Community
The organization hosted four community events over the summer, Hot Fun in the Summer. The events were held in the community and at the school. Four hundred sixty-three people attended. Staff, along with volunteers, served lunch to 253 people. A corner lot was turned into a gathering spot. It is always great to see the community coming together peacefully. Laughing. Eating. Having fun!
FOUS has the following two job openings:
GEMMS Girls Program - Afterschool Double Dutch Coach.
Afterschool Program Administrative Asst.