Youth Services

 JVS Chicago Youth Services help youth gain academic and workplace skills.

Who qualifies?

Youth and young adults aged 16-24 are eligible if:

  • They live in Cook County
  • They are from families that meet low-income guidelines
  • They are highly motivated to find a job or continue their education
  • They are authorized to work in the US
  • They face challenges, which could include one of the following:
    • A disability or other barrier to success
    • Ex-offender
    • Pregnancy or parenting
    • High school dropout
    • Homeless

What will JVS Chicago do?

Each youth receives a unique employment or education plan. Services may include:

  • Customized job search and interview preparation
  • Job placement and retention services
  • Academic tutoring
  • Short-term, paid and un-paid on-the-job internships
  • Access to all JVS Chicago services
  • Referrals to other community services
  • Instruction on a self-travel
  • Assistance with tuition and child care when appropriate

For links to helpful community resources click here.

How do I sign up?

To learn more about JVS Chicago Youth Services or to schedule an interview, please call 847.412.4300 or email

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