Submitted by Y.O.U.
Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) is excited to announce that pre-registration for free after school programming is now open. Programming is offered to Evanston and Skokie youth in grades 2 through 12 enrolled at Chute Middle School, Dawes Elementary School, Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies, Evanston Township High School, Martin Luther King Jr. Literacy and Fine Arts School, Nichols Middle School, Oakton Elementary School, Old Orchard Junior High School, Walker Elementary School, or Washington Elementary School. Registration closes on September 15 and the program begins on Monday, September 18 and runs every school day from dismissal to 6:00 p.m.. Elementary and middle school programs operate at the schools and the high school program operates out of Y.O.U.’s headquarters across from ETHS.
Y.O.U. ‘s Out-of-School-Time (OST) Program provides an essential mix of academic support, social-emotional learning, and enrichments 5 days a week after school with integrated mental health services and family engagement. The program encompasses Y.O.U.’s values of relationships, belonging, creativity, and joy. Y.O.U.
Y.O.U. Executive Director of Out-of-School Time Programs April Langworthy says “One skill from Y.O.U. that young people can embrace and bring forward is creativity. How do they think creatively? How do they think in different ways that solve problems? How do they express themselves creatively? Those creative expressions are really important in building skills and talents but also being able to say who you are and who you want to be in the world.”
Y.O.U. carefully designs and selects developmentally-appropriate program components to engage youth along a path of exposure in the Elementary Program, exploration in the Middle School Program, and experience in the High School Program. However, youth at all levels will receive a wide variety of structured learning and enrichment activities, daily nutritious snacks, homework help and academic support, and field trips with additional engagement activities at no cost to the families. Spots are limited. Register your youth now before the spots fill up.