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 / industries through community based organizations, city government departments, and private sector businesses.
Select register now to submit your registration to attend and interview at the March 3rd job fair. Youth are highly encouraged to apply online in advance to expedite their process at the job fair.
Increase your chances of being hired and get an opportunity to jump the line at the job fair!
Get a jump on the competition and prepare for the upcoming Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair by completing one of the three offered workshops, registration is being accepted:
Pre-Fair Job Readiness Workshops
Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Ave.)
East Cafeteria (Blue Wing/Room120)
Wednesday, February 7 I 4-6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14 I 4-6:30pm
South Study Cafeteria
Wednesday, February 24 I 9-12pm
Workshops are open to ALL Evanston Youth
Workshops will cover resume development, interview skills, and workplace culture and etiquette.
Local businesses are encouraged to participate in this years' program by giving back to the Evanston community by helping an Evanston youth!
Employers interested in participating in this year's program, please submit your request.