Youth & Young Adults

Youth & Young Adults

The Youth & Young Adult Division provides opportunities for all Evanston youth and young adults to become active and productive citizens of the community.

2016 Youth Job Center Spring Job Fair

The Youth Job Center is hosting a spring job fair on Thursday, May 5, 2016  from 3:30-6pm at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. This fair is open to all job-seekers age 16 and up. Resumes and appropriate interview attire are recommended. Please see the flyer for more information about participating employers. 

2016 Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer-Youth-Job-Fair-logo.pngIn 2015, many local businesses committed to hiring a young person and over 600 youth attended the job fair.

Summer jobs will be with the City of Evanston and local employers. The City will be partnering with employers in the following categories: automotive, retail, payroll services, hospitality, administrative, maintenance, technical, film, etc.

The 2016 Job Fair will be held from 8:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, March 12 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Doors will close at 1:30pm. Youth are encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application.

To attend, youth must be enrolled in school and be at least 14 years of age when the employment program begins in mid-June and live only in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Youth may be required to take a pre-hire drug test.

Online applications are now being accepted! - Summer Youth Employment Program application

To learn more about helpful workshops, visit

Youth Engagment Initiative

As part of its Strategic Plan, the City of Evanston has begun programming surrounding development of its Youth Engagement Initiative. Staff used the objectives outlined in the following goals as a model to develop a vision for the Youth Engagement Initiative:

* Goals 3: Generating marketable job skills for Evanston residents; and

* Goal 12: Provide opportunities for and engage Evanston youth and young adults to become active and productive citizens of the Evanston Community.

Provide opportunities for all Evanston youth and young adults to become active and productive citizens of the community through strengthening existing youth services, establishing a network of service partnerships, increasing participation within the available opportunities, creating marketable job training and placement and increasing the opportunities for social and recreational outlets for disengaged youth.

Teen & Young Adult Summer Activities 2016

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We will continue to include links to job training programs and employment opportunities on this page. Keep checking back for updates!

Comphrehesive Response to Youth Violence

Read more about the various initatives and efforts by the City of Evanston to reduce youth violence in our community.  

Youth Citizen Police Academy

The Youth Citizen Police Academy (YCPA) gives youth ages 13 to 17 a working knowledge of the Evanston Police Department each summer. The 4-week academy program is FREE to anyone who lives or works in Evanston. When the next academy is scheduled, it will be posted here.



Contact info

Youth and Young Adult Program Manager
Kevin L. Brown, J.D.

Assistant Youth & Young Adult Program Manager
Porschia Davis

Youth/Young Adult Outreach Worker
Nathan Norman

Youth/Young Adult Outreach Worker
Maurice Wilkerson

Get help finding a job


New Illinois workNet Center offers job search & career services to community members at the Evanston Public Library.

For more information, visit the Illinois workNet Center.