FOUR WAYS to Volunteer

Y.O.U. volunteers are a vital component of our many programs. Volunteering provides a rewarding way to give something back to your community, and gives you the satisfaction of helping and guiding a child's academic and personal development. Here are FOUR WAYS you can help:

1. Tell Us Your Talent

Do you have a unique talent you would like to share with us? Great! We thrive on volunteer expertise. A pro bono marketing expert created the communications on this website, a volunteer team from Northwestern helped us develop our leadership transition plan, and a retired principal reviews grant requests before we send the to the U.S. Department of Education.

If you’d like to share your talent, call Sofia at (847) 866-1200, ext. 223.

2. Become A Mentor 

Do you have an extra hour a week to help youth succeed? Consider joining our mentoring program!

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a mentor, call Jesse at (847) 866-1200 ext. 248.

3. Join Our Junior Board

Are you a young professional interested in supporting and advocating for Evanston and Skokie’s youth? Join our Junior Board, a group of leaders under 40 years old who volunteer, raising money, and promote awareness of Y.O.U.’s work in the community. The Junior Board is a fun, friendly, and caring community! Learn More.


4. Share Your Skills

We are seeking business professionals who are willing to share their expertise and stories with our youth. In 2013, we will engage over 100 youth in entrepreneurship education programs. The key to making these programs successful is having business leaders visit with our youth and share their real-world expertise and stories. Become a “storyteller” in our entrepreneurship program.

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sofia at  (847) 866-1200 ext. 223 or