Youth Development Center

The Youth Development Center at Westside Health Authority provides a safe place for local youth and their families to explore their talents by encouraging positive relationships, providing dynamic programming and advocating for community improvement. Through WHA’s powerful network of local resources, the Youth Development Center provides opportunities to youth and their families that help them develop the skills and habits needed to complete school successfully and become positively engaged citizens in their community. 
The Youth Development Center provides opportunities for young people to learn and grow while having fun and making friends.

Program Initiatives

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Bread for the Head Book Club
  • Field Trips
  • Life Skills Education and Social Development
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Parent Advisory Council 
  • Positive Adult Mentoring
  • Recreation, Sports, Cultural and Artistic Activities
  • Service Learning
  • Summer Camp
  • Technology
  • Tutoring



  • Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Austin Coalition for Youth Justice
  • Bread for the Head
  • Central States SER
  • Christ the King College Preparatory High School
  • Ella Flagg Young Elementary School
  • Empowerment Through Education and Exposure
  • First Defense Legal Aid
  • Greater Chicago Food
  • Habilitative Systems, Inc.
  • Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
  • Milton Brunson Specialty School
  • New Birth Christian Center
  • Rape Victims Advocates
  • The Peace Corner
  • Youth Outreach Services

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