Y.O.U.’s Impact Fellows Program

Y.O.U. is seeking applicants for its paid Impact Fellowship Program! Impact Fellows serve as youth workers and workshop leaders at Y.O.U.'s afterschool programs at our 11 sites across Evanston, Skokie, and Morton Grove. This Fellowship offers undergraduate and graduate students an exciting opportunity to learn best practices, impact kids' lives, and prepare for a career in youth development, education, or the non-profit sector.

Fellows are required to devote 16.5 onsite hours a week to the program from September 15th, 2015 to May 8th, 2016 and are provided with a stipend to support their time. This Fellowship is an 8 month commitment. The highly selective Impact Fellowship is aimed at talented, motivated, and caring students looking for flexible, meaningful work as they pursue undergraduate or graduate studies. Apply Today.

Primary responsibilities of the Impact Fellows include: 

• Support youth five days a week in Y.O.U.'s out of school programs
• Help lead workshops on social and emotional enrichment and life skills
• Develop, implement and facilitate academic, cultural, artistic and recreational enrichment activities
• Deliver small group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment
• Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being in and out of school time
• Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families

Fellows will develop their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of youth development, and build their non-profit management skills.

The Impact Fellow should have the following qualifications:

• Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
• Ability to commit 16.5 hours per week and work the following schedule:

Monday - Thursday 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Friday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

• A deep passion for working with youth and families
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth
• Extraordinary teamwork and leadership skills
• Passion for Y.O.U.'s mission of ensuring that all youth have the resources they need to thrive
• Personal qualities of integrity, emotional maturity, and credibility; a demonstrated history of using good judgment.

Contact Becky Moore, Human Resources Coordinator at bmoore@youthopportunity.org for more information on how to apply.

Y.O.U. also has open youth worker positions for students eligible for Community-Based Federal Work Study. If you are eligible for work study at your university and are interested in this opportunity, please visit youworkstudy.org.