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National Impact Community: Chicago, IL

Youth Guidance and Thrive Chicago

https://www.youth-guidance.org/

About the Applicant

In 1962, the Church of Mission Help merged with an agency serving boys in family court to become Youth Guidance Youth Services. Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education, and ultimately succeed in school and in life. Youth Guidance impacts more than 8,000 youth each year through programs that meet students where they are physically, socially, and emotionally, helping them break cycles of violence, overcome life and academic obstacles, make positive choices, and remain on track for future success.

About the Project

This is a joint partnership between Youth Guidance, which creates and implements school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education, and ultimately succeed in school and in life, and Thrive Chicago, a collective impact initiative which engages a diverse group of leaders from the nonprofit, business, government, education and philanthropy sectors working toward one common agenda: to prepare all Chicago youth for a vibrant future.

Together, their reach is formidable—Youth Guidance impacts more than 8,000 youth each year through programs that meet students where they are physically, socially, and emotionally, helping them break cycles of violence, overcome life and academic obstacles, make positive choices, and remain on track for future success, and Thrive Chicago has brought together 600 individuals representing nearly 200 child and youth serving organizations to accomplish the shared objective of supporting Chicago youth from “cradle-to-career.”

Key Implementation Partners

  • City of Chicago
  • Thrive Chicago
  • Chicago Public Schools

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