Join us in helping the teachers with School Supplies………..

IYSCF will fund raise so that for the school year 2017/2018 we will choose up to 10 schools (to the extent of our fundraising) and help these schools with as much school supplies as we can. If you would like to nominate a school for this program please contact Robert Kelly at 773.340.1211 or 773.716.4601 or email him at You have until June 12th to nominate a school. please contact us for a nomination form or print off a form for hereby clicking on link and downloading. Forms must be in by June 12th 2017 IYSCF school request

Wish to help with a donation for this project, please click on the safe and secure link here and make your donation. 

Dine with us this week on Wednesday February 22 or Thursday February 23

On Wednesday & Thursday February 22nd and 23rd please join us for dinner at Monastero’s Restorante  located at 3935 W. Devon Ave in Chicago (Devon & Pulaski). By going out and enjoying some great  AUTHENTIC SICILIAN CUISINE you will be helping us raise funds for our scholarship program. Monastero’s will give you 10% off your entire dinner (excluding tax & tip) as well as donate another 10% to IYSCF.

On Wednesday you can enjoy 1/2 off btls of wine and on Thursday 1/2 off appetizers along with receiving 10% off your entire bill (excluding taxes and tip).

About Monastero’s: Monastero’s is a family owned Restorante located at 3935 W. Devon Chicago Illinois 60659. It has been in the same location for 55 years now serving Italian food lovers. It is operated by 3 generations of Monastero’s themselves. They serve authentic Sicilian Cuisine with recipes handed down straight from Italy. This is some of the finest Italian food you will ever eat if not the best. You will be greeted with a warm smile, a hello and there is plenty of FREE parking.

Please join IYSCF, the Monastero’s and other this week Wednesday & Thursday the 22nd & 23rd.

BONUS: Mention IYSCF when making reservations for Wednesday and receive  a chance to win 403 million dollars in the powerball drawing when you arrive.

Reservations can be made by calling 773.588.2515or emailing When booking through email please give full name, number of guest, phone number and time you will arrive. We will have your table ready.


IYSCF Annual Holiday Party Saturday November 5, 2016

Update: Congratulations to Joe M. for winning the farmed autographed Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs Jersey. 

Join us on Saturday November 5, 2016 for our Annual Holiday Party. Doors will open at 5:45 PM, cocktails will start at 6 PM, dinner will follow at 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Immediately after and throughout dinner, participate in raffles and silent auctions. Entertainment will begin from 9 PM till ?? Cost of a ticket is $65.00 which includes cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Please come join us for this event. To purchase tickets or make a donation, click here or thru Paypal


Win two Chicago Blackhawk tickets! Now through November 15th!

Influencing Youth (IYSCF) has joined forces with Chili’s on fundraising. You can win two tickets by visiting a Chili’s in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kentucky, show the enclosed voucher to your server at the time of seating. Once you have completed dinner and paid your receipt please get the verification receipt from your server and email it to or text it to 773.716.4601 and you will automatically be entered into the next drawing. There is a minimum of 10.00 purchase and you may enter as many times as you wish between now and November 15th.

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Congratulations to Ricardo A. for winning the first set of Chicago Blackhawk tickets.

Events for 2016

The Golf outing at Seven Bridges was a success despite some early morning showers. The golf course itself was just beautiful and in excellent condition. Everyone who joined us and golfed that day love the course.


Our 3 way split the pot winner is from left to right board member Wilson Rios, WINNER Bob P., board member Nancy Medina, board member Robert Kelly and board member Chris Pena. Bob was the winner and present at the drawing although not a requirement.

3 way split winner

As we hand off more backpacks to those in need. Accepting the backpacks on behalf of the Youth (who could not be shown in pictures) is Rachel Wind from Youth Outeach Services (YOS).

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August 2016 IYSCF supplies back to school bacpack’s loaded with school supplies and more!

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Tuesday August 30th 2016 Please join us in our 1st Annual Golf Outing & help celebrate President/Director Robert Kelly’s birthday. This event will be held at Seven Bridges Golf Course and is planned for 9 am (may get pushed back to 10 am, based on number of participants). This course is beautiful the pictures above were taken 5-5-16 so imagine when everything is in full bloom. There will be beer, water and cigars provided as part of the package. Immediately following golf will be a special lunch/birthday party with raffles, silent auction and Bob’s surprises. Tickets cost 200.00 which includes everything, golf, cart w/GPS, continental breakfast, lunch, beer, water, cigar, GIFT, and photo. Foursomes are 750.00 and lunch/dinner only is 75.00. Please help us make this a successful event. All proceeds will benefit scholarship recipients. IYSCF is a recognized 501 (C) (3) charitable organization.  You may register here by clicking on paypal and putting outing in the purpose. To purchase event tickets or to make a donation click on the link. 

Please download the form Golf Outing to register..

August 30, 2016 IYSCF 1st Annual Golf Outing. Event to be held at Seven Bridges Golf Course. Free cigars, free beer on the course and more.

November 5, 2016 IYSCF Annual Holiday Plea Party, 50 W. Oakton St. Des Plaines Il. 60018 6pm to 12 pm. Come out and join us for this festive evening. Learn more about IYSCF and our scholarship program and winners. Tickets are 75.00 and include dinner, drinks and entertainment.

If you would like to volunteer and help with any event, are interested attending an event or just want general information please call us at 773.340.1211

Past Events

On April 23, Influencing Youth held a “Wine and Comedy Night” fundraiser and it was successful. About 100 people attended and all had a great time.

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Winner of the 50/50 Rich L. donated back 300+ dollars. Thank you Rich.

Previous events included November 21, 2015 when the blizzard hit but, some braved the storm and came to have fun and won big! Despite almost the worst storm in November’s history Influencing Youth held a successful event.

Our first Annual Luncheon held in October 2015. This will become an annual event where starting in 2016 we will award scholarships.