Positive programs defined, developed, and led by youth

Since 1971, Alternatives has pursued our mission of facilitating personal development, strengthening family relationships, and enhancing the community’s well being. Reaching 3,000 young people and their families each year, our programs focus on leadership development, prevention of violence and substance abuse, academic enrichment and counseling.

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Alternatives, Inc. celebrates "Mapping Opportunities: All Roads Lead to Alternatives" at the annual gala!

For more than 40 years, Alternatives has provided life-changing opportunities for young people. On Saturday, May 18, hundreds of supporters gathered at Alternatives, Inc.'s Uptown Youth and Family Center to celebrate another year of providing crucial services to Chicago's youth!

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