Welcome to Lepenseur Youth & Family Services
Le Penseur is considered a leader in the provision of youth and family services in the
city of Chicago. Our name Le Penseur, which means "the thinker" in French is one
significant reason we have grown to leadership status. Our staff, board and volunteers
are dedicated ...always thinking of innovative ways to bring quality and effective
services to our program participants and to the communities we serve.
The mission of Le Penseur Youth & Family Services, Inc. is to serve individuals who
need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction and
independence. We employ professionals to develop and implement programs that emphasize
the connection between healthy youth, families and healthy communities.
Our focus is to meet the physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual needs of
individuals regardless of race, religion, social or economic status, assisting them
We offer programs on health and physical skills, personal and social skills, cognitive
and creative skills, vocational and citizenship skills, health education, mentoring and
peer partnerships, interpersonal development, employment placement, family, child, and
youth violence prevention, as well as cultural diversity.