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Fall 2019 Programming

Y.O.U. @ ETHS offers interest-based specialty programs that provide academic support, college and career exploration, experiential learning opportunities, civic engangement opportunities and much more! In addition to specialty programs, Y.O.U. @ ETHS activities include workshops with Northwestern University's Poetry & Poetics Colloquium, weekly time at Evanston Athletic Club, and other special events and field trips. 

Homework Drop in & Support

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Monday, 2:30-4:00pm; Tuesday--Thursday 4:00 -5:30pm 
No application necessary


MakerSpace Open Shop

Y.O.U.'s MakerSpace is open to high school students on Wednesdays and Fridays. Stop by and hang out with friends while enganging in things like video games, music production, graphic design, 3-D printing, fashion, or anything else you can think of. This is a time allocated for you to create, socialize, and develop skills for the future. 

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm; Fridays 4:00-5:00pm
No application necessary


The Leadership Project 

Open to: All ETHS students
The Leadership Project serves as a place to discuss relevant and current events and collaborate on projects in the community. Students will have opportunities to meet local leaders and artists, lead community initiatives, and take the mic on social justice issues that matter to them.

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Mondays; 2:30pm–4:00pm

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Base Camp

Music making, building bluetooth speakers, graphic design, and photography are just a few of the sessions we will have in our BaseCamp program this school year. Each month is something different so you'll have plenty of opportunities to sign up for sessions you like. Whether you're looking for something fun to do after school with friends or looking to learn more about a particular skill set (programming, music production, arts, fashion, 3D printing & more) there is something in BaseCamp for you. 

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Tu, Th; 4:00-5:30pm 

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Ready to Launch

Open to: ETHS Seniors Only
SENIORS, graduation day will be here sooner than you think - do you have a plan for life after high school? Ready to Launch is designed to help you figure out your plan and make it a reality!  This program is for incoming seniors who want to learn more about the college application process and steps to be successful in applying to different colleges and universities. Seniors who complete the program, turn in applications, and enroll in a college or university will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm; 1-1 sessions scheduled by student

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Food, Farming, Future (F3)

Open to: ETHS Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
In partnership with The Talking Farm, Students at Y.O.U.’s new urban garden program will work on and learn about all aspects of managing an organic garden. Grow seedlings, create crop plans, harvest produce, and explore environmental justice issues.

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Tu, Th; 4:00–5:30pm

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Qulinary Fundamentals

Open to: All ETHS students (10 spots only)
Qulinary Fundamentals is an eight-week cooking class led by local chef, Chef Q., which exposes students to new culinary knowledge, techniques, and skills. After each cooking activity, the group shares the meal together. There is no stipend associated with this program.

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Wednesdays; 4:00am–6:00pm.

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Stay-in-School Initiative 

The Stay-in-School Initiative is looking for a dedicated group of students who want to participate in monthly sessions designed to prepare students for college & career opportunities. During the Saturday workshops, you will have the chance to to travel to 8 different locations across Chicago, meet high school students from
across the city, connect individually with a mentor for coaching and support, and learn how to be an effective leader. In the spring, you will have a chance to compete for a full-time paid internship during summer 2020. Attend all 8 sessions and earn a stipend of up to $320!

Schedule: Saturdays, 7:30am-1:30pm (only one Saturday per month) 

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For more information, or for enrollment/application questions, contact the Y.O.U. team:

Jane Baron                                               Chris Essex                                                                                  
High School Program Manager                MakerSpace Manager      
847.915.6198                                      847.801.0314 ext. 514     

Em Roth                                                    Olivia Tsotsos
Director of High School                           Youth Worker
OST Programs                                        847.801.0269 ext. 513

Coni Benitez
Youth & Family Counselor