|After School Matters|
Better Boys Foundation
|Chicago Youth Centers|
|Chicago Lights Tutoring|
|Carole Robertson Center for Learning|
|Chicago Urban League|
|Cook County Juvenile Justice|
|Erie Neighborhood House|
|Gary Comer Youth Center|
|The Howard Brown Center|
|Illinois Action for Children|
|Outreach Christian Center|
|Peace Hub Network|
|South Side Drill Team|
|The Broadway Youth Center|
|Youth Advocate Program|
|Trinity United Church of Christ|
|Purdue University Northwest|
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.
FOUS Youth Development Services
We make quality programming a priority!
FOUS is proud to have trained youth worker professionals from across Chicago and Indiana. Below is a list of the participating organizations.
We now offer AYD Training as an online course. The (in-person) training remains unavailable due to the spread of the COVID. Continue to check back for updates.
Advancing Youth Development Training
(4-weeks + 1-hour reflection session)
AYD just got more accessible!
Advancing Youth Development (AYD) is a nationally acclaimed 9-hour 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.
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 Effective Services, Supports & Opportunities for Youth
Registration Information - The AYD registration fee includes a training manual, resource materials, and a Certificate of Completion. See payment information below. For additional information contact Annette Kelly at 708-508-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Training 2022 Schedule
Registration begins 9/6/22, a google form link will be added here and information will be posted on our Facebook page.
Dates: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
*10/25/22 Reflection Session 9:30-10:30
Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certification of completion.
The training cost is non-refundable but is transferrable. Payment must be received by the start of training.
1) Pay with check - make check payable to FOUS Youth Development Services - PO Box 42619, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
2) Pay via Pay Pal...add to cart