Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

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The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) began in 1992, and for more than twenty years has provided skills and workforce opportunities year-round for thousands of Evanston at-risk youth ages 14-18. As a workforce development and non-law enforcement crime prevention initiative, the MSYEP emphasizes real-world labor expectations, increases the awareness of services offered by local community based organizations, and provides opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, occupational skills training, and social-emotional growth. The program gives participating youth up to nine weeks of entry level work experience in a variety of jobs and industries through community based organizations, city government departments, and private sector businesses.


Online job registration is now closed. Students interested in participating in the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program should still attend the job fair on March 16. Please bring a resume if applicable. 

The 2019 Job Fair will be held from 8:00am - 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 16 at Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Avenue), Evanston. Doors will close at Noon. Those interested in participating in the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program are required to attend this years' job fair for eligibility for employment through the City and affiliated organizations. 


Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program flyer

Click here for Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair Flyer.


Participant Requirements

Students interested in participating in MSYEP must fit the below criteria for eligibility:

1. All applicants must be Evanston residents living in zip code areas 60201 & 60202

2. Youth must be age 14-18 (must be 14 by June 10, 2019)

Youth may be required to take a pre-hire drug test.


Local businesses are encouraged to participate in this years' program, and give back to the Evanston community, by helping an Evanston youth!

Employers interested in participating in this year's program, please submit your request.


Interested in volunteering at the March 16 job fair? Contact Deanna Howlett at or (847) 440-4561