Youth Commission

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General Inquiries
Youth Commission
City Liaison

P: 847.391.6122
1420 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL  60016

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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About Us

The Youth Commission recommends plans for the improvements of opportunities for the wholesome development of youth in the City. Members discuss and propose necessary action for the protection of children from exposure to harmful influences and conditions, and to develop plans for the prevention of delinquency, needs, and rehabilitation of delinquent children. There are 11 members, each serving three-year terms.

To participate in this great organization, please submit the Youth Commission Volunteer Registration Form.


Event Announcements

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** Event Cancelled** 

Family Fun Fair on Saturday, March 14th

The Des Plaines Youth Commission and Maine West present the 2020 Family Fun Fair from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Join us in Maine West's Spec Gym for family friendly activities, games, balloon artists, face painters and more!  

To read more about this great event, please view this informational flyer.  Tickets for activities are $0.25 each.  All funds raised will be used for Maine West student needs. 


Youth Commission News

Youth Empowerment Seminar was a Success

On October 5, 2019 the Des Plaines Youth Commission hosted their annual Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES) Facilitated by student volunteers, the event brought together over 100 teens who engaged in problem solving and other fun activities.