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SHERIFF’S YOUTH SERVICE MEDAL OF HONOR
This program was established to recognize Cook County youth that volunteered a minimum of 100 hours of service during the previous year. High school students who meet the necessary criteria are honored at a ceremony where Sheriff Thomas J. Dart presents the awards.
ILLINOIS SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Youth Services Department coordinates an annual scholarship program for students residing in Cook County. Five scholarships are awarded to students who will be attending a college or university in Illinois in the next academic year. The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding 107 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2013-2014 academic year. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
To apply, fill out the application, complete the written essay and return all documents to:
Cook County Sheriff Youth Services Department
Attn: Hillary Czajka
3026 S. California Avenue, Bldg. 2, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60608
Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2013
REAL TALK BLOG
Young people have the opportunity to log into a Youth Services Department website to discuss current issues of the day. This blog is promoted through our programs and students are encouraged to “log on” to ask further questions or to post comments about a variety of topics.
SHERIFF THOMAS J. DART’S SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
The Youth Services Department works with local police departments and other community organizations to provide summer camps for youth. Participants benefit from spending time with positive adult role models while participating in educational and recreational activities.