Members of the State Task Force on Developing Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults Who Are Jobless and Out-of- School and staff. The Public is welcome to attend.


January 18th, 2018

1:00 PM


James R. Thompson Center

100 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601
16th Floor, Room 504

Conference Call: (712) 775-7031
Access Code: 792-934-997#


  1. Introduction – Senator Mattie Hunter – Members’ involvement and interest in working on the Task Force in terms of developing opportunities for out of school and jobless youth
  2. Overview of Task Force – Task Force Co-Chairs Senator Mattie Hunter and Representative Sonya Harper – History and activities
  3. Task Force Packet Materials – Jack Wuest
  4. Committees – Representative Sonya Harper – We will want to get members to fill each of these committees. Each committee should set a date, time and place to meet before the meeting is over
    1. Data – Review current and develop new data regarding out of school and jobless youth and young adults. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute is developing a new report examining data for Illinois and key areas in the state.
    2. Policy, Program and Finance – Examine financing, best program practices and policies in Illinois and other states regarding successful opportunities for out of school and jobless youth.
    3. Professional Development Committee – Review successful professional development strategies including trauma informed and other professional development strategies.
  5. Schedule for Future Task Force Meetings – Hold meetings at various areas around the state for strong input. Task Force could meet every other month with a hearing and discussion before or after the meeting involving youth and other people from organizations and groups to present their view of the situation for jobless and out of school youth. There could also be separate hearings for more input. A tentative hearing at Malcolm X College is scheduled on March 2 nd .
  6. Other Items