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Education. Community. Financial Literacy. Faith.



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Our Programs

From tutoring, counseling and field trips to financial assistance and career advisement, we work with youth from infancy through college and beyond to ensure they build and maintain a solid foundation.

About Us

Started in 2004, our privately funded nonprofit is based on four pillars: education, financial literacy, community, and faith. To date, we have granted over $25,000 in scholarships to students in Chicago’s most at-risk neighborhoods.

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Whether you or your organization contributes financially, volunteers with us, prays for our youth or partners in other ways, your support makes a real difference in the lives of children in Chicago who need us the most.

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Connect with us and make a real difference to the life of youth in Chicago.

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Your generosity makes our work possible, whether you contribute financially or as an advocate for good.

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We want to expand our reach in the Chicagoland area, and we can’t do it without your help.

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what we believe

serve the whole child

While we do focus on providing academic support, there is more to success. To that end, we also provide mentoring, counseling, financial assistance and enrichments to ensure that our youth can achieve their full potential. 

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our history

what we do

  • Diamond Status is a girls mentoring program designed to encourage, inform, and motivate young women into becoming everything God has planned for them to be. Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at 7:00p.m. and are open to the public.
  • Club IMPACT is a monthly fellowship of young men of various ages that enables members to encourage each other while being open about struggles, victories and the journeys in their lives as a Christian. Meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 7:00p.m. and are open to the public.
  • Tutoring services are available every 1st and 3rd Sunday after the 11:30AM service. Tutoring is provided by qualified educators and is for students up to the 12th grade.
  • Youth Summer Camp Every summer, PYS hosts up to 100 children (aged 3-14) from the Chicagoland area for a week-long summer youth camp. Capped on the last day by an overnight sleepover party, this week is led by degreed and trained camp leaders. This is a fun week that teaches kids teamwork, creativity and how to have fun – all woven together into a powerful message for self-development.
  • Events PYS Sponsors a variety of activities designed for and created by our youth! These include concerts, plays, open mics, workshops, and so much more! Additionally, our youth participate in trips and tours to expose them to new cultural and educational opportunities.

We are growing!

These are just some of our offerings, but we believe in continuous growth. If you or your organization has an idea for additional service and support, we would love to hear from you! 

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how you can help

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Your generosity makes our work possible. As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, we will gladly accept donations, gifts in kind, and contributions from employer matching programs.

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We want to increase the impact of our offerings, and that involves using digital platforms to stay connected. For our latest updates, make sure to follow us on Facebook using the button below!

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With faith, all things are possible. Please consider praying for our youth and their families, our staff and leaders, and the communities that we serve in the Chicagoland area.

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pys scholarship

Started in 2004, the Planning Your Success Scholarship has awarded over $30,000 in privately funded donations to at-risk students in the Chicagoland area. 

2023-2024 applications are now open!

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