– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


Y.O.U.’ s mission is to provide services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community.

Since 1971, Y.O.U. (Youth Organizations Umbrella) has proudly served youth and families in Evanston, Illinois. We provide learning enrichment, social development, and emotional support to over 300 youth and their families each year. It is our goal that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence and opportunity to participate fully, freely and responsibly in the life our community.



Opportunities Available with Youth Organizations Umbrella

Ongoing Opportunities with Youth Organizations Umbrella

MENTOR Provide one-on-one mentoring to Evanston youth


Ongoing Opportunities:

Provide one-on-one mentoring to Evanston youth, ages 11-18. Participate in arts and cultural activities, sports and recreation, and educational enrichment with your mentee, at least once per week, during Y.O.U.'s out-of-school time program or at our Saturday Morning Breakfast Club.

Opportunities Available: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Afternoons