Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) is a leading youth services agency that is based in Evanston, Illinois. We provide a holistic set of services: afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, mentorship, and street outreach. The work-study position offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn best-practices in youth development and to prepare for a career in youth and family services, education, or the non-profit sector. Y.O.U. work-study students will serve as workshop leaders and academic support for after-school programs at one of Y.O.U.’s elementary, middle, high school, or neighborhood locations in Evanston or Niles Township. Work-study students receive guidance and feedback from staff members in order to develop their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of youth development, and build their non-profit management skills.
Primary responsibilities of work-study students include:
Individuals chosen for this extraordinary opportunity must:
Students with previous work experience with youth and bilingualism are highly considered.
The work-study position requires a commitment of 2-3 afterschool program days per week and pays a rate of $11/hour, unless otherwise determined by a Financial Aid Department.
For questions, contact Becky Moore at email@example.com or 847-866-1200 ext. 233.
"This will be my third year working at Y.O.U., and I love it! I'm studying education, and working with the kids at Y.O.U. has taught me first hand many of the skills I will need to teach effectively. I've gotten to work with some truly amazing young people, and I feel privileged to have been involved in their lives. I would recommend this job to anyone who can be flexible, who has a good sense of humor, and who likes to hang out with awesome kids!"
— Northwestern University SESP '16 Work Study
—Megana A. Northwestern University '17 Work Study
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