The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program began in 1992 and for more than 20 years has provided skills and workforce opportunities year-round for thousands of Evanston at-risk youth ages 14 to 18.
As a workforce development and non-law enforcement crime prevention initiative, the program emphasizes real-world labor expectations; increases awareness of services offered by local community based organizations; and provides opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, occupational skills training and social-emotional growth. The program gives participating youth up to nine weeks of entry level work experience in a variety of jobs and industries through community-based organizations, city government department, and private sector businesses.
Select register now to submit your registration to attend and interview at the March 12 job fair. Youth are highly encouraged to apply online in advance to expedite their process at the job fair.
Get a jump on the competition and prepare for the upcoming Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair by completing one of the three offered workshops, registration is being accepted:
Virtual job-readiness workshops
Tuesday, Feb. 22 | 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24 | 4 to 6 p.m.
Monday, March 7 | 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 | 4 to 6 p.m.
Workshops are open to ALL Evanston youth.
Workshops will cover resume development, interview skills and workplace culture and etiquette.
Click here to register for job readiness training
Students interested in participating in the program must fit the criteria below for eligibility:
1. All applicants must be Evanston residents living in zip code areas 60201 or 60202
2. Youth must be age 14 to 18 (14 by June 6, 2022)
Youth may be required to take a pre-hire drug test.
Local businesses are encouraged to participate in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Employers interested in participating in this year’s program will be able to submit a request from Jan. 18 through Feb. 18.
Employers interested in participating in this year’s program, please submit your request before Friday, Feb. 18.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.