Youth Transformation Services ®

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About Us

Youth Transformation Services (YTS) is a 501(c)3 NFP organization formed for youth empowerment training, and development, targeting violence prevention in the greater Chicagoland area.
YTS was formed to help learners achieve academic, personal, professional, and social success by utilizing effective social emotional learning strategies and skill to make positive lifestyle choices. Everyday millions of people struggle to achieve success in their lives. Our goal is to provide sound, evidence-based principles for making positive lifestyle choices.
Our target audience is schools, school districts, individual educators, and other organizations.


Why YTS? -- Violence is Preventable. 

Chicago’s “public health” approach to violence prevention integrates the cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) model and social emotional learning (SEL), which recognizes that good mental health, social skills, and the ability of youth to control their own behavior as key factors to preventing and/or reducing  youth violence

YTS developed its programs based on the State of Illinois SEL goals and standards:

Goal 1 - Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve in school and life..  

Goal 2 - Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.

 Goal 3 - Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. 

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Our Vision

Youth Transformation Services will help youth to value education, live with integrity, lead by example, mentor others and create positive change.

Our Mission

Youth Transformation Services is committed to reducing at-risk behavior in youth by teaching them how to make better lifestyle choices. 

As a non-profit organization, YTS is supported by organizations, individuals, and businesses that share a commitment to empower our teens with a safe, fun world to belong, create, learn, and connect with what makes them come alive. We also believe in promoting healthy self-awareness, life, and leadership skills to build more resilient and innovative teens.

YTS offers companies and individuals many opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of our teens through high profile sponsors of our products and services, our annual fundraising events, partnerships, and in-kind donations.  

If you would like to learn more about YTS' various sponsorship opportunities, contact us.