Chicago Youth Programs
Chicago Youth Programs(CYP) is an award-winning, innovative program created by Northwestern University medical students in 1984. CYP currently offers services in three under-served communities: Near North/ Cabrini Green, Washington Park, and Uptown. The Cabrini Green Youth Program (CGYP) started in 1984, the Washington Park Youth Program (WPYP) was founded in 1995, and the Uptown Community Youth Program (UCYP) began in 1998.
Recognizing that there are many obstacles to inner-city children’s social, cognitive, emotional, and physical growth, CYP takes a comprehensive, long-term approach to helping youth overcome these obstacles and escape the cycle of poverty.
CYP therefore serves inner-city youth that do not have access to social services due to location, poverty, or availability. We strive to improve the life opportunities of at-risk youth by providing consistent and positive role modeling and programming in the areas of: Education, Mentoring, Recreation, Leadership Development Preventative Health Care, College Prep, Scholarship Support and Career Assistance.All of our programs are free and CYP provides free transportation to and from programming to ensure access.