Youth Commission

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General Inquiries
Youth Commission
City Liaison

P: 847.391.5480
1420 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL  60016

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

Youth Commission

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


Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, December 14th

The Des Plaines Youth Commission presents the 2019 Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Visit with Santa Clause and enjoy crafts, games and holiday cheer!

 To read more about this great event, please view this informational flyer. The Holiday Hoopla will be held at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. Admission is free.


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.