2016 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
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.
2013 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development
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.
2000 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To support the Comer School Development Program to improve schools and student performance in the Chicago Public Schools system.
1999 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To support the Comer School Development Program to improve schools and student performance in the Chicago Public School system.
1998 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To implement the systemic school-based social services model, a school reform initiative.
1997 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To support a classroom-based staff development process in three schools.
1994 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning
To test the Comer School Development Program in Chicago public schools (over three years).
1993 • 1 year
To expand the Comer School Development Program to 14 Chicago public schools.
1991 • 1 year
To support the Comer School Development Program (over three years).
1983 • 1 year
In support of general operations (over two years).