Support Y.O.U. today!
Thank you for your interest in supporting our work! Every dollar you give
makes a tremendous difference in the lives of Evanston’s youth and their
families. Below are a few examples of how your support makes a
||Allows us to provide an additional week of afterschool enrichment to a youth, helping that child grow academically, socially, andemotionally.
||Allows us to meet the immediate needs of a family by providing case management and making connections to supportive services such as shelter and food.
||Allows us to send a group of 25 youth on an experiential learning field trip where they learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) through hands-on exploration.
||Allows us to provide one more youth with mental health support.
||Allows us to support one more youth through our nine-week summer learning program. A gift of this size also qualifies you as a member of the Don Baker Circle for Youth.
We are able to make such a large impact with your support because we focus
your resources on direct services, rather than overhead and administration. As an example, Y.O.U.’s occupancy costs are just 5% of our budget, compared to an an average cost of 13% among similar youth development organizations. We realize this lower cost by
nimbly sharing space with schools, churches, and libraries during their
low-utilization hours rather than running all programs in our own space.
“Thanks to Y.O.U., our students feel connected to school and to their learning. We see Y.O.U.’s impact every day in our classrooms. Y.O.U.’s tutoring, mentorship, and clinical counseling helps make sure that our students enter our school doors ready to succeed.”
- Dr. Eric Witherspoon
Superintendent, School District 202
Y.O.U. accepts in-kind donations to support and improve all areas of our organization. These can include office and school supplies, arts and crafts materials, and recreational supplies. These materials and equipment are valuable for our youth programs.
The program staff currently has a wish list of items to be used during recreational activity time. These items include:
- Couches in good condition
- Outdoor furniture
- CD player/boom box
- Tennis rackets and balls
- Camping equipment
- New and gently used bicycles
- Athletic socks
- New school supplies
- Soccer shoes and shin guards (for middle and high schoolers)
To find out more about making an in-kind donation, please contact Marianne Moberly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 866-1200 ext. 231