Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration!

Now that we've settled into our new headquartes and youth center, we can't wait for YOU to get in on the fun! Y.O.U. friends and families are invited to join us in celebrating our new space through a morning of interactive activities, give-aways, and tours.

Saturday, May 13th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1911 Church St., Evanston

Free parking will be located in the lot at Church & Dodge (southeast side, across the street from the Gibbs-Morrison Center).

Visit our Facebook event to learn more!

Take a virtual tour of our new building, led by Brezah!

"We look forward to the exciting new energy that Y.O.U. will bring to the 5th Ward and especially to Church and Dodge." 

— Alderman Delores Holmes

Our new building at 1911 Church Street in Evanston offers transformational spaces for youth development activities, mental health counseling, and community gatherings. As well, the building will include office spaces where Y.O.U.’s dedicated staff can come together. Here’s a snapshot of some of the spaces inside:

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Our youth are innovators, artists, and engineers. In our maker lab, they’ll have the tools they need to build, design, and make. Whether it’s film-editing software, a 3-D printer, or circuit boards, youth will have everything they need to become master creators.
tl_files/youevanston/images/Site Images/Kitchen.png Demonstration Kitchen
Nothing brings people together like cooking and sharing a meal. In our kitchen, youth have access to commercial-grade facilities as they learn to make healthy choices, explore other cultures through food, and create lasting bonds.
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Teaching Garden
Being in green spaces offers multiple educational and health benefits for youth. Our teaching garden offers youth the opportunity to learn about scientific concepts like photosynthesis, explore eco-friendly activities like composting, and grow and harvest their own vegetables and fruits to be used in the demonstration kitchen.
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Gathering Room
Our central gathering room is a place to build community, where youth, parents, staff, and community members can join together in learning and celebration. The multi-purpose room is also open for partners to reserve and embodies the spirit of collaboration at the heart of Y.O.U.’s program model.


Learn more about our construction partners >

Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the building >