The Youth Job Center is hiring Evanston youth to work as teacher assistants in Evanston School District 65 summer school classrooms.

The program is open to qualifying youth, ages 14-16. Interested applicants need to first complete an application available online and then secure letters of recommendation and additional documentation as outlined in the application.

Those who make it through the initial screening process will be called for for interviews. Over 50 youth will ultimately be hired for the six-week, paid summer job!

“The application process is intentionally rigorous,” says Warren Wei, the program coordinator. “It mirrors the real world giving kids a chance to undergo a real job-search experience.”

Applications are due May 18. Interviews will be conducted May 7-25.

Summer school runs July 16-Aug. 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Interested candidates need to be available starting July 2 for job-readiness training sessions.

Those hired for the positions will receive a stipend, paid by the Youth Job Center of Evanston, as well as valuable job experience.

Whitney Jean, who participated in last summer’s program, says, “I had a really good experience.  I was able to reach out to a lot of kids and not only was I able to teach them, but I learned a lot myself.”

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