Youth Connection Charter School

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Youth Connection Charter School
YCCS logo
Where a Second Chance is Never Too Late
Admin Office: 10 West 35th Street, Suite 11F4-2
Chicago, Illinois, 60616
United States
Type Charter
School district Chicago Public Schools
Key people Sheila Venson - Exec Director
Linda Hannah - President
A. Molina - Vice President
Sally Polasek - Secretary
Daniel Jemison - Treasurer
Larry Vaughn - Chief of Staff
C Bowden - Director
Arthur Ward - Director
F. Balcazar - Director
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,500

Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS) is the largest charter school in the United States. Founded in 1997 it is the only charter school in Illinois that targets dropouts and other at-risk students. In 2010 YCCS served over 3,500 students through 23 campuses throughout Chicago.[1]


  • Ada S. McKinley Lakeside
  • ASA – Community Services West
  • Antonia Pantoja – Aspira
  • Austin Career Education Center
  • CCA – Community Services West
  • Chatham Academy
  • Charles Houston
  • Community Youth Development Institute
  • Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School
  • El Cuarto Año – Association House
  • Howard Area Alternative
  • Innovations High School
  • Jane Addams High School
  • Latino Youth High SchoolPilsen Wellness Center
  • Olive – Harvey Middle College
  • Options Laboratory School
  • Sullivan House
  • Truman Middle College
  • Westside Holistic Leadership Academy
  • West Town Academy
  • YCCS Virtual High School / K12 at Malcolm X College
  • Youth Connection Leadership Academy