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March 6, 2021 7:00pm

50th Annual Benefit

Celebrating 50 Years of Y.O.U. Y.O.U. cordially invites you to join us virtually to celebrate 50 years of expanding opportunity and empowering youth. When: Saturday, March 6, 2021 Where: This year's event is virtual! Join us from wherever you are in the world.  The Evening: 6:30PM Optional Zoom Parties for Ticket Purchasers 7:00PM Program 7:45PM After Party BUY TICKETS OR REGISTER HERE…More

January 18, 2021 1:00pm

Diverse Communities United 2021

Monday, January 18 Diverse Communities United (DCU) is Y.O.U.’s  annual youth-led community event celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and vision for a peaceful, just, and equitable world. In January 2021 we are not able to gather at ETHS for our usual DCU program, but we cannot let this important day go unrecognized. We hope you enjoy this DCU video message, join us in celebrating …More

December 17, 2020 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Supporting Yourself & Youth Through Stay at Home Orders and Quarantine

Supporting Yourself & Youth Through Stay at Home Orders and Quarantine, a virtual workshop for adult caregivers of youth in elementary or middle school As we enter winter break, come join this discussion on best practices to support yourself and youth while at home. Learn and share new ways to navigate this particularly challenging time and connect with other caregivers in the community.  Thursday, Dec…More

May 28, 2020 7:00pm

Connecting with Y.O.U.

You’re invited to a special virtual event with Y.O.U.’s clinical team! Our dedicated team of clinicians will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how Y.O.U. provides comprehensive social-emotional support, counseling services, and community outreach for youth and their families. Y.O.U. will also provide an update on our COVID-19 response and how we continue to meet the emerging needs of Y.O.U. families. T…More

April 27, 2020 7:00pm

Connecting with Y.O.U

Join Y.O.U. for a special virtual event with our high school program team! They’ll talk about how Y.O.U. provides academic support and opportunities for career exploration, leadership development, and enrichment to youth during their high school years, as well as during the critical transition times into and out of high school. The team will answer your questions live, providing a unique opportunity for you to …More

January 20, 2020 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Diverse Communities United

Join us for our 15th Annual DCU Event! Monday, January 20, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Evanston Township High School Auditorium 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 Diverse Communities United (DCU) is Y.O.U.'s annual celebration of peace, diversity, unity, leadership, and service help in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year's theme is "I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams." Th…More

July 26, 2018 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Summer Showcase

Thursday, July 26, 2018 5–6:30 p.m. | The Levy Center 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston This free, family-friendly, expo-style event is open to all! Join us for youth led interactive presentations and performances showcasing the projects and experiences they have engaged in throughout the eight-week summer program. We’ll see you at the Showcase!   More

May 1, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm

40 FOR 40 Launch Party

You’re invited to the official launch party on May 1, 2018 for Y.O.U.’s new young professional society, 40 FOR 40! Join inaugural members and other young professionals who have a desire to give back for a fun night at Five & Dime in Evanston. More

March 3, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Annual Benefit 2018

Celebrate with us! Y.O.U.'s 47th Annual Benefit will be on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, at the Evanston Golf Club. This years theme will be, "Celebrating Y.O.U.'s Superheroes!" Please visit the below link to register. We look forward to celebrating with you soon! If you have any questions, please contact Katie Wade at kwade@youthopportunity.org. REGISTER HERE More

March 17, 2017 11:00am – 1:00pm

McGaw YMCA and Y.O.U. Invite All Girls to "Take Over"

All middle school-aged students who identify as female are invited to take over the McGaw YMCA’s MetaMedia digital media lab! On March 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., “Girls Take Over” will provide STEM-related activities free of charge. Girls Take Over is sponsored by the McGaw YMCA, Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) and the Evanston Public Library. The Chicago Foundation For Women’s North Shore…More