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Summer 2019 Programming

Y.O.U. @ ETHS offers interest-based specialty programs that provide academic support, college and career exploration, experiential learning opportunities, and much more! All programs offer students up to $250 in stipends over an 8-week period (Tuesday, June 11th – Friday, August 2nd).


Open to: Incoming Freshmen ONLY
Peer is a summer bridge program designed to support rising 9th grade students as they transition to Evanston Township High School. Program goals include connecting students with staff and resources at the high school, exposure to career pathways, team-building, and developing skills that will make the transition to high school as smooth as possible.

Schedule: ETHS/Y.O.U. Main Office; Tu, We, Th; 2:00–5:00pm

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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; Tu and Th; 11:00am–1:00pm

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YES! Camp 

Open to: ETHS Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
YES! Camp an 8-week program where students gain exposure to the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Each summer youth are immersed in the start-up experience through a combination of classroom learning, mentorship from Chicagoland business leaders, and field trips to top companies.

Schedule: ETHS/Y.O.U. Main Office; Tu and We; 2:00–5:00pm; Friday Field Trips 10:00am–2:00pm
Thursdays will be an open work day for YES! Camp team meetings, makerspace design work, etc.

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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; 2:00–4:00pm

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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 ONLY; 10:00am–1:00pm.

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Freestyle Fridays

Open to: All ETHS students (limited spots)
Friday is an optional day to unwind for students! Freestyle Friday programming will consist of field trips, projects in the makerspace, and other community building activities to celebrate the end of the week!

Schedule: Y.O.U. Main Office; Hours vary.
These opportunities will be announced closer to the start of summer program for student sign up. 

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

Janelle Norman
Manager of Post-Secondary Success

Em Roth
Director of High School
OST Programs