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Illinois Youth Program


The Illinois National Guard Youth Program is here to help provide the support and resources youth need to deal with the separation from a parent, child care issues, difficulties with school or any other problems.

Children of all ages can be affected at any phase of military life; we have programs to help one and all. We also provide children and youth ages 6 to 18 with various opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, friendship and recognition.

Volunteer Opportunity


ILNG Youth Programs


FY 15 CYSS Program Goals

FY 14 CYSS Accomplishments


Camp Lincoln
1301 North MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62702

Youth Coordinator
Sara Lesko

Office: (217) 761-3395
Mobile: (217) 622-0143



Education Outreach
Amy Ent

Office: (217) 761-3842




North Riverside Armory
8660 W. Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL 60546

Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Tsoetsy Harris

Office: (708) 824-6062
Mobile: (512) 791-4833