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Our Vision

A society that treasures the safety, well being and self-worth of every child. 

Our Mission

Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life’s challenges with confidence, competence and dignity. 

Our Values – What We Believe

  • Compassion is at the heart of our work.
    • We treat all the youth we serve as if they were our own children.
    • YOS believes that every young person deserves our support, and we strive to treat them with the care and attention they deserve.
    • Our goal is to help them make positive choices and provide them with opportunities to grow and succeed.
  • Impact – We provide life-changing programs for youth and families, inspiring them to make a positive impact today and in the future.
    • We deliver impactful and positive programs for youth and their families, enhancing their lives now and in the future.
  • Diversity – We welcome and respect the uniqueness of every young person, family, and community we serve with an inclusive approach and diverse team.
  • Perseverance – We are dedicated to equipping all young people with the necessary skills to overcome obstacles and achieve success, regardless of their circumstances.
  • Collaboration – We rely on our staff, communities, supporters, funders, and partner agencies to help our youth succeed.

For 65 years, YOS has served the youth of the Chicago area.