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Communities For Positive  Youth Development

A healthy, safe, supportive and productive community

Communities for Positive Youth Development is a community coalition operated by the

Community Collaboration & Public Resource Development Division at Kenneth Young Center.

To learn more about the Kenneth Young Center visit us at kennethyoung.org

We seek to reduce and prevent adolescent substance use. Programming includes prevention curriculum, communication campaigns, youth advisory councils, parent workshops, and more.

We engage youth, families, schools, organizations and communities to promote healthy behaviors, reach marginalized youth, and improve the quality of life for all. 

Public Health

We seek to improve the health of under-served communities and believes that all people can benefit from education, tools, resources, and more.

We believe that people can and do recover from opioid and other substance use issues. Services are rooted in a harm reduction approach and seek to meet people where they are. 

The KYC LGBTQ+ Center is a safe space for youth and allies to express themselves, explore their identities, and find community with other LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. Read More >

We are a collaboration of community partners who share the common goal of positive youth development, including a lifestyle that is free of alcohol, drugs, and other substances and promotes diverse recovery support services across the lifespan. Read More >


The training center provides evidence-based learning opportunities relative to our diverse programs and services. We offer training for one-on-one or group settings and can tailor training specifically to your needs. To schedule a training or to learn more about our current offerings, please contact us. 

> Positive Youth Development

> Life skills for youth and young adult

> Inclusivity and cultural diversity

> Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

> Youth Substance Use Prevention

650 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-5939
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Funding provided to the Kenneth Young Center by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Illinois Public Health Association, the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, and Schaumburg Township.