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
||Sends a youth on a 3-day camping field trip.
||Supports a family night where 25 parents learn about child development.
||Offers a youth a year of mental health counseling.
||Provides a youth with a year of afterschool programming.
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 847-866-1200 ext. 231