Community Youth Services
Community Youth service
Youth & Young Adult Survey
Community Youth Services is looking for your help! The Community Youth Services grant looks prevention of youth violence and delinquency. We are hoping that you can help us answer a few short questions on youth violence and delinquency. Please see the links to fill out the survey.
Thank you for your participation!
The Community Youth Services (CYS) grant focuses on engaging youth and young adults (ages 11-24) in the prevention of youth violence and delinquency.
Target Areas: Our target areas are Schaumburg Township, Hanover Township, Elk Grove Township, and Palatine Township.
Our program's initiative is to reduce the rate of youth violence and delinquency among youth and young adults within our service area by:
• Facilitating the LGBTQ+ Teen & Young Adult Center sessions
• Maintaining a Youth Advisory Council
• Conducting a community assessment to establish relevant services needed for the community.
The purpose for our LGBTQ+ Center is a way for teens and young adults to express themselves freely. Some LGBTQ+ individuals who attend are not out or able to express themselves in every area of their lives so the center gives them a safe place to be themselves.
The idea is for teens and young adults to come and enjoy activities such as creative arts, movie or board game nights, yoga/meditation, community service activities, learning about inclusive positive healthy behaviors, and opportunities to collaborate on leadership activities. These activities were designed with the feedback provided by the LGBTQ+ therapeutic group that was conducted at the Kenneth Young Center. My background is also in Social Work and I am a licensed social worker however our programming is not clinically based.
We will start with a Check In/Welcome New Members. We’ll Segway into having announcements & 15 minute presentations on inclusive positive healthy behaviors or LGBTQ community presentations. But not everything can be so intense so we definitely want times where days are youth led. We’ll end with Check Out/Leave with Buddy.
LGBTQ+ Center Times
(up to age 17)
First and Third Monday
Young Adult Center
Second and Fourth Monday