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Youth Guidance is led by a highly-skilled executive staff and an accomplished Board of Directors. We are also proud of our diverse Advisory Councils who offer professional input and expertise for the Becoming a Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW) programs.

Our growing Associate Board is directly involved with our Youth Workforce Development programs such as Project Prepare, supporting young men and women as they transition from high school into responsible adulthood.

All of our fearless leaders are passionate about the work that they do for Youth Guidance.

Youth Guidance is governed by a Board of Directors representing expertise in various sectors of law, finance, education, psychology, medicine, business management, and consulting.

Our Board meets regularly, as do several active board committees.

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The Youth Guidance Associate Board supports the overall mission and activities of the agency by acting as ambassadors and volunteers while also advancing their personal, professional and leadership goals.

Members are active in their communities and represent many diverse backgrounds, interests and professions.

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Sharing mission and purpose, Youth Guidance’s Executive Team is the right mix of people who hold themselves and others to the commitments and service we have promised our youth, their families and our stakeholders.

Meet the Youth Guidance Executive Staff

Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (BAM) Advisory Council is committed to helping young men in Chicago heal from community violence, find academic and life success.

Each council member is involved in solving the challenges our young men of color face each day by devoting their time, talent and expertise to the current and future work of the program.

Meet the BAM Advisory Council

Youth Guidance’s Working on Womanhood (WOW) Advisory Council is committed to helping young women know they are enough, heal from trauma and find success in school and in life.

Each council member is actively involved in solving the unique issues our young women face. Each devotes time, talent and expertise to the current and future work of the program.

Meet the WOW Advisory Council