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developing the next generation


Provide at risk youth in Chicago-land communities with SKILLS, RESOURCES, AND OPPORTUNITIES.


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About Us - Pop Up Youth Center

 The Pop Up Youth Center is a non-profit 501 c(3) agency that provides programming designed to empower at-risk youth living in low-income communities in the Chicago-land area through job training & placement, resources, and opportunities.

 Our Mission

The Pop Up Youth Center’s goal is to provide youth with resources, skills, and opportunities while fostering a commitment to our young people that will promote a sense of hope for the future and individual responsibility. This experience would transition a youth to the path of adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.  We provide multiple seminars throughout the year that address Life & Job Readiness Skills. Upon successful completion of our core workshops (Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, and Job Etiquette), job placement is available for eligible youth. The Pop Up Youth Center will rotate in various communities throughout the year teaching skills,  sharing resources, and creating opportunities that will aid a youth’s leadership development while creating an alternative to youth violence within that community.