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Celebrating Youth at the 2023 Annual Benefit

Published: March 10, 2023

After two years of virtual benefits and fundraising, we were delighted to return to an in-person annual benefit this year. Staff, board members, and supporters gathered at PALMHOUSE in Evanston to celebrate our youth. It was a joy to see members of the Y.O.U. community smiling, chatting, and learning about the ways that Y.O.U. supports youth in defining and achieving their goals. If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the event video below to learn how Y.O.U. is expanding opportunities for youth through our four values: relationships, creativity, belonging, and joy.

Thank you to Jackie Kostek, anchor and reporter at CBS Chicago, for MCing the night and to Corey Bless for DJing. CBS Chicago recently produced a story highlighting the impact of Y.O.U.’s programming. Click here to watch.

We're also happy to announce that we met our fundraising goal! Thank you to the Benefit Committee of the Board of Directors, staff, sponsors and event attendees for making this event a success. Together, we're providing a world of opportunity for youth.