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remember summer jam?  that was icycf

     For over twenty years, our Summer Quarters (boys) and Summer Jam (girls) programs helped inner city youth step out of their urban environments and build experiences and relationships that nourished their hope for a better future.  When our program co-sponsor was no longer able to participate in helping us put on those events, we developed a new mentorship and scholarship program that launched in the Fall of 2015.

     This new program continues and expands on many of the successful components of Summer Quarters and Summer Jam including: close mentorship with positive role models, the teaching of basic life skills, and the deepening of faith and spiritual experiences. In addition, the program offers year-round contact with college mentors who help the youth develop a thorough college preparation plan. All of the youth who successfully complete the program and who are accepted to a college or university will have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship from ICYCF.


icycf needs your help

     2017 was the first year ICYCF has ever had to turn away youth applicants from our mentoring program.  We simply did not have the funds to be able to cover mentorship and scholarship awards for additional youth.  With your help, we can work to develop and grow the program to make sure that these youth get the training and support that they need to succeed.


donate online

 Click below to donate any amount by debit or credit card.  You can even set up monthly contributions to spread the cost throughout the year.  For sponsorship options, please click here.

donate by check

Donations by check can be sent to:

Inner City Youth Charitable Foundation
6351 W Montrose #178
Chicago, IL  60634


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