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Communities for Positive Youth Development is a community coalition
located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.


The coalition is made up of individuals and organizations who are key stakeholders in supporting the full continuum of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery) and their related support services in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, and Palatine. 

We seek to reduce and prevent adolescent substance use. Programming includes prevention curriculum, communication campaigns, youth advisory councils, parent workshops, and more.

We engage youth, families, schools, organizations and communities to promote healthy behaviors, reach marginalized youth, and improve the quality of life for all. 

Public Health

We seek to improve the health of under-served communities and believes that all people can benefit from education, tools, resources, and more.

We believe that people can and do recover from opioid and other substance use issues. Services are rooted in a harm reduction approach and seek to meet people where they are. 

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The KYC LGBTQ+ Center is a safe space for youth and allies to express themselves, explore their identities, and find community with other LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. Read More >

> Resource Guide

> Youth Advisory Councils

> North Suburban Pride Network

> Contact Us

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We are a collaboration of community partners who share the common goal of positive youth development, including a lifestyle that is free of alcohol, drugs, and other substances and promotes diverse recovery support services across the lifespan. Read More >

Community Training Center

The training center provides evidence-based learning opportunities relative to our diverse programs and services. We offer training for one-on-one or group settings and can tailor training specifically to your needs. To schedule a training or to learn more about our current offerings, please contact us. 

> Positive Youth Development

> Life skills for youth and young adult

> Inclusivity and cultural diversity

> Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

> Youth Substance Use Prevention

> Mental Health First Aid for Youth and Adults

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