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

organization History

Our founder

One Person Can Make a Difference

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

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.

FOUS Youth Development Services

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

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, and Advancing Youth Development Certification Training).

2018  - Annette Kelly was selected to participate in  Force for Good. Funded by U.S. Department of Justice grants since 2011, "Chicago Force for Good (FFG)" is a Chicago Police Department Program to Strengthen Community- and Faith-Based Not-for-Profits (NFPs) that serve in communities of higher than average crime, especially violent crime. Through competitive selection, FFG has provided capacity-building services to NFP applicants, to improve their ability to support community cohesiveness, stability, and public safety throughout Chicago's communities.

2021Annette Kelly was selected as a member of the Goldin Institute 2021 Chicago Peace Fellows. She is one of 22 grassroots leaders from 14 community areas on the South and West sides of Chicago dedicated to addressing the root causes of violence.