Our programs help youth create aspirations for the future, provide opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement. We offer a variety of programs and activities based on the interest and needs of our youth in the following areas:
We host daily Power Hour with tutoring and homework help. Club staff and teachers review Members grades and work with students to improve their academic performance. Teens meet to discuss college requirements, necessary testing, and scholarship opportunities.
Professionals in Training, also known as PIT, offers a work-readiness curriculum. Youth explore and learn financial literacy, workforce development, ethics, and post-secondary education.
Youth participate in Virtual Job Shadowing, this program empowers youth to discover, plan, and pursue their dreams with unique video-based job shadowing and assessments.
Youth then select potential careers, explore the schooling and certification required for that career. They are then matched with local professionals for job shadowing. PIT can help youth get an internship and/or job.
At the club it's important to teach youth to become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process. Youth develop leadership skills by planning, making decisions, and contributing to the Club and community.
Youth of the Month
Youth of the month award is given to members who exemplify the values and mission of the Evanston Youth Club and stand out as leaders and examples to their peers.
Youth of the Year
Youth of the year is the highest honor given to an EYC member. Youth of the year is a leader, courageous, displays integrity, and portrays EYC values. Youth of the year gives service to the club and community, prepares and delivers a speech and answers questions from a panel of judges.
Lifestyle programs focus on teaching positive behaviors that nurture youth well-being. Members learn valuable like skills and set personal goals for future success. We host cooking, nutrition and sewing classes.
Keepin it REAL & Not a #Number
Interactive curriculum based programs designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking, peer pressure, substance abuse, and exploitation, through information critical thinking, and skill development.
Physical fitness is a positive use of leisure time, develop skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Develop creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.