360 Youth Services
A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago, Ted Gladson has helped numerous pharmacists in the Chicago area develop business plans to open a pharmacy. In his free time, Ted Gladson contributes to 360 Youth Services.
Located in Naperville, Illinois, 360 Youth Services serves youth and families through a diverse array of programs. The organization offers counseling by trained therapists who help youth with issues relating to their home or school. In addition to providing individual assistance, 360 Youth Services reaches youth and their families through educational groups focusing on a variety of topics, from depression and anxiety to low self-esteem and family conflict.
Another key component of 360 Youth Services is its substance-use prevention programming. The organization uses widely recognized programs based on best practices, including The Power of Choice and Youth Prevention Education.
360 Youth Services also provides housing to young adults aged 18 to 24 with no place to live, as well as to teenage boys aged 13 to 17 who cannot live with their parents. During their stay, they participate in counseling and programming focused on life skills.
360 Youth Services
A retired Chicago-based business leader, Ted Gladson founded Gladson Interactive, a store design and merchandising company he led for over three decades. Alongside his professional pursuits, Ted Gladson has always found time to support national and Chicago-area organizations, including 360 Youth Services.
In its efforts to give young people the skills needed to attain success, 360 Youth Services offers various programs and services focused on counseling, housing, and substance abuse prevention. Those who would like to support the organization in this work can get involved in a number of ways.
Along with accepting one-time and recurring monetary donations, 360 Youth Services gladly welcomes donations of household items. Currently, the organization is in need of items for every room in the house. Listed among the group’s wish list are dishes and other kitchen supplies, furniture, bedding, and personal care items such as shaving kits and hair dryers.
In addition to donating money and goods, 360 Youth Services supporters can volunteer their time as a mentor, tutor, or member of the group’s board of directors. Volunteers can also participate in or support the organization’s various fundraisers, including its Annual Gala, which takes place in November. More information about how you can support 360 Youth Services can be found by visiting www.360youthservices.org.