Impact Fellow

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Impact Fellows serve as youth workers and workshop leaders at Y.O.U.'s afterschool programs at our 11 sites across Evanston, Skokie, and Morton Grove. This Fellowship offers undergraduate and graduate students an exciting opportunity to learn best practices, impact the lives of youth, and prepare for a career in youth development, education, or the non-profit sector. Fellows are required to devote 12 -16.5 onsite hours a week to the program through May 12th, 2017 and are provided with a stipend to support their time.

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Key responsibilities of this position are to:

• Support youth three to five days a week by serving as youth workers and workshop leaders for Y.O.U.'s afterschool program

• Help lead workshops on social and emotional enrichment and life skills

• Develop, implement and facilitate academic, cultural, artistic and recreational enrichment activities

• Deliver small group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment

• Engage youth in meaningful service learning projects

• Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being in and out of school time

• Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families

Fellows will develop their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of youth development, and build their non-profit management skills.


Qualifications include:

• Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or have recently graduated and wish to gain experience in the field of youth development

• Ability to work hours within following schedule:

Monday - Thursday 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Friday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

• A deep passion for working with youth and families

• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth

• Passion for Y.O.U.'s mission of ensuring that all youth have the resources they need to thrive

• Personal qualities of integrity, emotional maturity, and credibility; a demonstrated history of using good judgment.

Candidates with a vehicle are also preferred.

The Fellow will receive a stipend up to $3,000 for the academic year, and the Fellowship can be used for college/university credit. Y.O.U. is also glad to provide documentation to any students who receive support from their universities for employment with a non-profit organization. Students must be local to the Chicagoland area and have reasonable transportation to Evanston, IL in order to be considered.

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