All AYD Training has been postponed due to the spread of the COVID19 virus. Continue to check the website for updates.


Annette Kelly


In-person Class

FOUS Youth Development Services

Alternatives Inc.
After School Matters

Better Boys Foundation

Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Lights Tutoring
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Chicago Urban League
Cook County Juvenile Justice
Del Progresso
Erie Neighborhood House
Gary Comer Youth Center
The Howard Brown Center
Illinois Action for Children
Link Unlimited
Outreach Christian Center
Peace Hub Network
South Side Drill Team
The Broadway Youth Center
Urban Gateway
Youth Advocate Program
Youth Guidance
Strong Families

A brief list of participating organizations of the AYD Traning


Youth Development Brown Bag

Every quarter, FOUS will post a free interactive webinar online over the lunch hour on various youth development topics. Coming Soon!!

Coming soon AYD Online!!

Core Value Four:

Strengthening Youth Work Practice

Goal: Equip frontline youth professionals with positive youth development strategies and methods in order to empower the next generation.

New Accelerated

 AdvancingYouth Development Training (4-weeks) ​​​​


AYD just got more accessible!

Advancing Youth Development (AYD) is a nationally acclaimed course designed for front-line youth workers and others who interact with adolescents on a daily basis. The course was based on curricula from the Center for Youth Development and Policy Research out of Washington D.C. Four sessions cover, the youth development framework, fostering youth participation and leadership, culturally competent programming, and professional competencies of youth workers. The topic of each session is listed below.

Course Sessions
Module 1: Introduction to the Youth Development Approach
Module 2: Developmental Youth Outcomes (Identity & Ability)
Module 3: Cultural Assumptions about Young People: From Adultism to Caring
Module 4: Providing Supports & Opportunities for Youth

Registration Information - The AYD registration fee includes training manual, resource materials and Certificate of Completion. Payment is due to FOUS Youth Development before the start of class. For additional information contact Annette Kelly at 708-508-7389 or

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