Youth Connection Charter Schools


Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS) has served as the leading provider of alternative education programs in the Chicago area since 1997, helping more than 14,000 students earn a high school diploma. YCCS is the first and only charter alternative education school with 20 campuses serving more than 4,000 students in Chicago, dedicated to educating students who have dropped out and are off-track. YCCS meets the needs of students through programs committed to academic excellence and social and cultural skill development. YCCS supports students’ learning by enhancing academic, technical, and vocational skills. Their innovative programs prepare students for post-secondary education and employment, ultimately developing YCCS graduates to become contributing members of their communities.

Demographics for Chicago Schools in Network

  • Black 69%
  • Hispanic 29%
  • White 1%
  • Other 1%
  • Low Income 93%
  • Special Education 21%
  • Limited English 6%