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The Alternative Schools Network of Chicago (ASN), in collaboration with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), has developed a program with 18 community-based alternative high schools to provide opportunities for youth who are out of school and do not have a high school diploma or GED. The Youth Scholars, Skills and Service Program (YS3) directory has been developed for professionals who work with 16-21 year old youth in the care of DCFS residing in such placements as traditional foster care, home of relative, independent living, or group home.

This program provides Chicago area youth who are in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), are not enrolled in an educational or vocational program and do not have a high school diploma or GED with the opportunity and resources to attain their educational goals and become independent and productive adults. Integral components of YS3 are student mentoring, college placement, and support.

Click here for a description and map of Chicago alternative high schools that participate in YS3!

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