In an effort to facilitate positive experiences for the youth of Oak Park and River Forest, Oak Park and River Forest Townships contract with more than 20 agencies annually, offering more than 50 educational, recreational and vocational programs that engage young residents. Opportunities include after-school homework help, to peer support for substance abuse, and job readiness skill-building, and offer a wide variety of learning experiences for children of all ages.

Our all-volunteer Youth Services Committee, consisting of Oak Park and River Forest residents, advises the Township Boards with funding recommendations based on available funds and addressing  the unique needs of youth in the middle adolescence as they approach transition periods that may derail their progress and ultimate success. 

Fiscal Year 2020 Contracts
Contract proposals for Fiscal Year 2020 (April 1st, 2019 - March 31st, 2020) are now being accepted until January 15th, 2019.  Please click below for the proposal guidelines and more information. 

FY20 Contract Request Form

The programs funded in the 2019 Fiscal Year are listed in the PDF document below.

Contract List FY 2019

For listings of past contractors and amounts funded, see Annual Reports.

For more information, please use the "Contact Us" form, or call Youth Services at 708-445-2727.  



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