In conjunction with the Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative, NORC at the University of Chicago is currently evaluating the effectiveness of the Eisenhower Foundation Quantum Youth Development mentoring program being implemented by six Get IN Chicago grantees. The Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP) aims to encourage participants to finish high school,… Read More

In October, Get IN Chicago invited our technical assistance provider MENTOR Illinois to meet with SYNC mentors  for a session about establishing healthy boundaries to support work with acutely high-risk youth.  Besides mentors, these recommendations can benefit any service provider working with high-risk youth.  MENTOR Illinois has generously agreed to let us share highlights of… Read More

Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) is currently providing technical assistance to cognitive behavioral therapy organizations in our SYNC Cohort. ICOY’s support includes facilitating learning communities, sharing resources, and assisting therapy teams with strategies to improve engagement, retention, and outcomes. Learn more about a member of ICOY’s staff – Jackie Garlock, Program Manager. How did you start… Read More