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. 

The contract form for Fiscal Year 2019 may be downloaded here:
                                    FY19 YS Contract Request Form

Fiscal Year 2019 Proposal Timeline:

  • January 10, 2018 - Prospective Contractors Gathering.  Please click here for more information.
  • ​January 12, 2018 - Proposal due date
  • March/ April 2018 - Applicants will be notified of proposal response and recommendations from Town Board(s)

The programs funded in the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year are listed in the PDF document below.

Contract List FY18

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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