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360 Youth Services provide life-changing services to youth through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing.

Circling Back – Celebrate changing lives

by Jason Altenbern Naperville-based 360 Youth Services will honor Indian Prairie School District 204 Superintendent, Dr. Karen Sullivan, with the 2017 Harter Family Distinction of...

Circling Back – Karen Jarczyk: A Pioneer for Prevention

by Jason Altenbern It was 1982 and Naperville Community Outreach represented an office staff of one full-time director and one part-time outreach worker while maintaining...

Circling Back – Where is Andy now?

by Jason Altenbern Cornerstone Group Home for Boys has been an integral part of 360 Youth Services since 1986. The facility has enrolled more than...

Circling Back – Meeting students where they are

by Jason Altenbern In 1971, a group of citizens banded together out of concerns for young people hanging out by the bridge in downtown Naperville....

Circling Back – Community Alliance for Prevention

by Matt Cassity A little less than a year ago, the Community Alliance for Prevention received a Drug Free Communities Support Grant. While the coalition...

Circling Back – Where is Russ now?

by Jason Altenbern 360 Youth Services circles back this month to give special recognition to Russ Wolf for his many years of support to our...

Circling Back – Talking with your teen about safe celebrations!

by Elaine Schram The end of the school year is a time of endless possibility when you are young. Graduation and prom keep a celebratory...

Circling Back – Where is Nick now?

It was a great day for 360 Youth Services’ Transitional Housing resident Nick when he received a car recently from the Loaves and Fishes...

Circling Back – Where is Brad now?

“Worth more than gold” is a theme that still resonates with Brad, a third-year student at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The...

Circling Back – Where is tobacco now?

As we begin a new year, it is also a new day for the health of our youth. The Tobacco 21 ordinance is now...

Circling Back – Where is Monique now?

When Monique courageously addressed the audience at 360 Youth Services’ Gala last month, it was a celebration of her triumph over many challenges. She...

Circling Back – Where is Terry now?

Resources were scarce for Terry when he was 20. He found himself with nowhere to live, so his pastor let him stay at his...

Circling Back – Where is Jessica now?

When someone you care about is struggling with alcohol and/or substance abuse, it presents a special challenge, especially for young people. That’s what happened...

Circling Back – Where is Terico now?

A townhome, a career, and a whole new beginning are all being celebrated by former 360 Youth Services Transitional Housing resident Terico. His life now...

Circling Back – Where is Mia now?

“Worth More Than Gold” was the theme for the first Snowball retreat Mia attended and she says those words amplified her entire life. The...

Circling Back – Where is Keenan now?

Keenan couldn’t believe it when he walked into Wrigley Field for the first time. He had never stepped foot in a large stadium before...

Circling Back – Where is John now?

While most high school students are focused on homework after school, John was consumed by volatile family dynamics. The difficult situation resulted in his...

Circling Back – Where is Kelsey Now?

Kelsey had no idea what Snowball was when she first attended in 2007, but she went anyway because a high school friend had encouraged...

Circling Back – Where is Deonte Now?

Growing up, Deonte was told he had leadership potential but he just didn’t see it. Fortunately, he does now and that leadership ability is playing...

Circling Back – Where is Brianna now?

“I grew up with the program,” says Operation Snowball graduate Brianna. As her aunt had been heavily involved with Snowball, she said it was...

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