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).

Meet Sabrina Provine

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Governors State University, Illinois
Master of Art Organizational Leadership – Lewis University, Illinois

Sabrina has over 40-years of experience in the health care field as a director of performance improvement at Advocate Health Care, Chicago IL, and an independent healthcare consultant. She has an extensive set of skills including strategic planning and fundraising. Sabrina has been connected to other community-driven initiatives as a Co-Founder of the Naomi Mentoring Program.

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.

Meet Saadia Brooks

​Saadia has over 29-years as an instructor assistant/special education classroom assistant for the Chicago Public School System. In addition to an extensive skill set in academia, Saadia offers strategic planning, program development, and volunteer management. She has been connected to other mentoring initiatives including Naomi Mentoring Program.

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

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.

Annette Kelly

organization History

Our founder

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

FOUS Youth Development Services

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Meet Hazel Gale Daley

Bachelor’s in Education – Mico University College, Kingston Jamaica
Master’s in Education – University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica

Hazel has 5-years of experience as a provider resource specialist at Good Shepherd Center, Hazel Crest, IL. As a resource specialist, she has developed extraordinary skills in community networking, program development (early childhood and school-age), and program evaluation. In addition, Hazel is actively involved in the local church in various leadership roles.