FOUS Youth Development Services

organization History



The Springboard Foundation
The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities
Sam's Club/Walmart
National Violence Prevention
The United Methodist Church - Women's Division
Costco Warehouse

​Individual Contributors

Our Funders (Current & the past)


One Person Can Make a Difference

Youth Development...

 is a process that prepares a young person to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his or her full potential.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."     John Quincy Adams

Annette Kelly

2003 - FOUS Youth Development Services became a reality.

2007 - The first program offered was The TEA Party Girls Program at  Harper High School in the Englewood Community.With a new name, 4Us Girls Club continued growing to both elementary and high schools across the City of Chicago.

2008 - Annette Kelly was honored by Ebony Magazine and the makers of Pine-Sol 'Unsung Heroes Making A Difference" in schools, in communities and churches.

2011 - FOUS continued to add relevant programs and services (The Journey Mentoring Program, Shoulder 2 Shoulder Boys Program and Advancing Youth Development Certification Training).

In 2003, Founder and President Annette Kelly started FOUS Youth Development Services. Annette has always had a passion for youth and decided to develop her own organization that would provide services to at-risk youth between the ages 12-21 who live in high needs communities. As a result, FOUS was developed and founded on the mission of engaging youth in their own development by providing an array of opportunities and supports that promote the development of young people.

We make quality programming a priority!

I actually believe that one person can make a difference in the life of another. As a youth, I experienced it.

Our founder