YFC Awarded Grant to Serve Highest-Risk Youth

Stateline Youth for Christ is proud to announce it has received a $15,000 grant for Juvenile Justice Ministry Aftercare Services. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.


Juvenile Justice Ministry Aftercare Services helps juvenile offenders develop a new way of living and bridges the gap between well-intended plans during lock-up and real life application. Through mentoring, educational success tracks, and life skills training, high-risk youth will re-engage with educational and career goals and become productive members of our community.

Haddon Anderson, Executive Director of Stateline Youth for Christ, said, “Reaching our highest-risk youth is a clear need in our community, and we believe it’s time to be proactive. This well-rounded program intentionally seeks to walk alongside youth upon reentry, combating against recidivism and empowering youth with hope and brighter futures.” 


Stateline Youth for Christ seeks to empower disadvantaged teens spiritually, socially, and emotionally through creative programs and healthy relationships with adult mentors. Its outreach has recently grown to now include seven sites in the community—City Life (in partnership with the YMCA), Campus Life (in partnership with five local schools), and Juvenile Justice Ministry.

The mission of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is to serve as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for current and future needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding in 1953 CFNIL has granted more than $71 million for charitable purposes. Learn more about CFNIL’s grantmaking and commitment to endowment at cfnil.org.