• Show Your Support
    Show Your Support
    Now more than ever, we are called to make a difference.
  • Call 833-YCARE-1-1
    Call 833-YCARE-1-1
    Feeling angry, sad, frustrated? We are available 24/7 to help. All calls are 100% private and confidential.
  • 2020 Census
    2020 Census
    Now, more than ever, it is important for every United States resident to be counted!
  • We’re Back!
    We’re Back!
    In case you didn’t know, remote learning classes are in session. Reach out to your campus to find out how you can get connected.

YCCS COVID-19 Community Updates

We are preparing for Fall 2020 Enrollment with the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of the entire school community. Contact your campus or the YCCS Helpline at 833-Y-Care-1-1 to get the personal and online resources you need. Registration for school is open. Visit applytoyccs.com to apply.

  • COVID-19 INFOGRAPHIC
    Campuses are doing wellness checks and distributing resources as needed and available. Guidelines for prevention- Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid people who are sick (fever, sore throat, coughing and sneezing).
  • YCCS E-LEARNING
    Our campuses are staying in touch with students and families during this crisis. If needed, make sure you contact your campus to update your contact information so you can continue to access your learning resources.
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    We’d like to know how you are making the most of this unfortunate time. What is keeping you active, balanced and ready for the challenge? Reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

AIM HIGH WITH US

STUDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES

We support you by addressing any
academic and non-academic issues
that prevent you from reaching your potential.

Health & Wellness

The YCCS Community believes in providing the resources that our students need to continue on the path of learning. Health concerns all of us and we work hard to connect our students and bridge the gap and getting them access to the quality health care that they need.

Housing

YCCS is the largest charter in Chicago whose mission is to give our students a chance to create a positive life. A fundamental need is housing for many of our students. Through the work of our community resources, we are committed to finding housing solutions for the students who need them.

Child Care

We believe that child care is a necessity. Our network of resources can assist you in getting child care so you won't have to choose between caring for family and going to school.

Civic Engagement

Every year YCCS provides you with a unique, transformational educational experience by introducing a variety of civic engagement projects.

Our Mission

Youth Connection Charter School advocates, develops and provides world-class education to students at-risk and high school dropouts in collaboration with the alternative high school community.

YCCS meets the individual needs of students through programs committed to academic excellence, human development, cultural enrichment, and social equity.

YCCS prepares students for quality life experiences, technological literacy, graduation, vocational and post-secondary education, and competitive employment.

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