Positive Youth Development

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

The Bureau of Positive Youth Development is comprised of programs that address primary prevention and also share these characteristics:

  • community-based services
  • use similar approaches (e.g. after-school programming)
  • target similar age groups (e.g. youth)
  • target multiple domains (e.g. youth, parents)
  • target universal and selected populations

The following programs are administered by the Illinois Commision on Volunteerism and Community Service:

  • AmeriCorps/Disability Outreach - The ICVCS is creating a focus of effort on integrating persons within special need populations to the national and community services family of programs.

Programs administered by the Bureau of Positive Youth Development include: