FOUS Youth Development Services
One Person Can Make a Difference
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
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.
Ronald Brown Academy
Edward White Academy
Fort Dearborn Elementary
Carver Military Academy
Harper High School
Organizations (Funders & Partnerships)
The Awesome Foundation
Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities
Gary Comer Youth Center
Gary Comer Science & Ed Foundation
National Violence Prevention
The United Methodist Church - Women's Division
Sisters In The Journey Inc.
A Force for Good: Chicago Police Department
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.