Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

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2018 Mayor's Summer Youth Employment ProgramMayor Hagerty's Employment Program Logo


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.

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Ave.)


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 ages 14-18 (must be 14 by program start date)



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.


2016 YYA Infographic