Grantee Profile

Youth Guidance

Grants to Youth Guidance

  • $500,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Founded in 1924, Youth Guidance is a local organization that specializes in social-emotional learning, counseling and educational supports in Chicago area schools. Youth Guidance administers school-based programs that enable youth to overcome life obstacles and improve their academic performance. This award provides general operating support to fund the agency's expansion of the nationally recognized Becoming A Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW) school-based counseling programs. BAM and WOW work to ensure that youth are successful socially, emotionally and academically and that they are prepared for life after high school.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Youth Guidance is a Chicago-based organization that manages school-based programs to help middle-school youth overcome life obstacles and improve academic performance. The success among at-risk students of its signature program, Becoming a Man (BAM)--which strengthens socio-cognitive skills such as impulse control and conflict resolution that help reduce youth involvement in violence--has earned national recognition, including from the White House. As the program is being quickly expanded, Youth Guidance will retain a team of organizational development consultants to advise it on a range of growth strategies that will make it possible to reach more youths in Chicago schools, while maintaining program quality.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Comer School Development Program to improve schools and student performance in the Chicago Public Schools system.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Comer School Development Program to improve schools and student performance in the Chicago Public School system.

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To implement the systemic school-based social services model, a school reform initiative.

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a classroom-based staff development process in three schools.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To test the Comer School Development Program in Chicago public schools (over three years).

  • $175,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To expand the Comer School Development Program to 14 Chicago public schools.

  • $666,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Comer School Development Program (over three years).

  • $100,000

    1983 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Youth Guidance $3,366,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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