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Do you know a young person in need?

As we begin 2021, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is anticipating residential openings this winter for girls ages 11-14 and boys and girls 17 and up.

Know a Child Who Could Benefit From a Mentor?

By connecting with a trusted adult on meaningful, fun-filled outings, a child can develop a better vision for his or her future beyond the limited horizons that hold back far too many children.
Chicago Dental Society Launches Oral Safety Campaign

Just in time for school sports season, CDS dentists are making custom-fit mouthguards more accessible and affordable for families, by offering 50% off for kids and youth.

Harmony Health Plan Incentive Programs Promote Positive Health Outcomes for Its Members and Their Babies

In Illinois, one in eight infants is born to a mother who did not get all recommended prenatal care. Without this care, mothers are three times more likely to deliver babies with health problems. Regular prenatal visits help to monitor the pregnancy and identify problems or complications before they become serious. To promote positive health outcomes for its members and their babies, Harmony Health Plan, Inc., has developed two incentive programs designed to reward providers for delivering quality care and members for obtaining recommended care.

YouMedia Chicago - Youth Powered 21st Century Learning

A place for youth to create media

Talking to your Child about 9/11: What do you need to know?

Expert Advice on How to Talk About 9/11 with Kids
Read one expert's advice on the best way to talk to your kids about the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators

Whether you're an educator at a school, church, community organization, or as a parent at home, here is a toolkit that you can use to delete the culture of cyberbullying.  It's full of lessons that are ready to use.  Pass it on and spread the word!

Summer Learning

How do you prevent kids' brains from turning to mush over the summer? Well-chosen books, movies, games, websites, apps, and TV shows that slip in some lessons along with the entertainment.