Adult Education Special Programs

The Special Programs Department offers free training to students seeking to improve their skills through education. Benefits may include free tuition, free books and supplies, job search assistance, one-on-one assistance with an advisor, and referrals to other available services. Special Programs includes the following areas:

Youth Services Program
The Youth Services Program helps low-income students ages 16-21 overcome financial and personal barriers to attain self sufficiency through education and training. This free program offers qualified students the opportunity to earn short-term certificates in the following programs:

Programs subject to change. Additional short-term programs may be approved on an individual basis.

The Youth Services Program covers all program costs including tuition, fees, books and required supplies. Youth Services Advisors provide referrals to community resources and/or the GED® exam preparation program, as well as job search assistance. These advisors also support the transition to long-term college programs, including assistance with completion of financial aid forms and scholarship applications. Limited assistance with transportation and child care referrals are also available. 

The Youth Services Program is a Workforce Investment Act program funded through the Kane County Department of Employment and Education.


Special Programs
Aurora Campus, Ste. 460
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4176