Annette Kelly

2021 Chicago Peace Fellow
Founder, FOUS Youth Development Services

Annette Kelly is the Founder and President of FOUS Youth Development Services. She is a Certified Youth Development Practitioner with over 35 years of experience in positive youth development programming. Her experiences are extensive, including the private sector, community, and faith-based arenas. Through the organization’s school-based girls’ mentoring program, Annette has mentored over 1000 youth.

Ms. Kelly is an Independent Youth Program Consultant and Trainer, providing direct service to youth-serving organizations and schools throughout the city of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Annette has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from National Louis University. In her spare time, Annette is a women’s bible study teacher and speaker who also loves doing arts and crafts projects. In 2008, the makers of Pine-Sol and Ebony Magazine honored Annette with the Unsung Hero Award.