Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Services, Health & Wellness
Low-income Communities

Age Minimum (with Adult):18+, Minimum Age:18+

Healthy Start at CYP

Explore nutrition, cooking basics, and kitchen safety with elementary-school students. Through various projects and activities, you’ll help youth learn healthy cooking techniques and encourage them to try new foods and embrace a healthier lifestyle. By participating, you’ll serve as a positive, encouraging adult role model for children as they learn about making healthy choices in both cooking and when purchasing foods.

  • Easy El access: Green Line and Red Line

Partner: Chicago Youth Programs (CYP) is an award-winning, innovative program created by Northwestern University medical students in 1984. CYP currently offers services in three under-served communities: Near North/ Cabrini Green, Washington Park, and Uptown. The Cabrini Green Youth Program started in 1984, the Washington Park Youth Program was founded in 1995. Chicago Cares has been a partner with CYP since 2008. This is the only program at this site.
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