If you have an extra hour a week to help youth succeed, consider becoming a mentor at Y.O.U. The group is looking for 40 mentors in 40 days.

Youth Organizations Umbrella serves up to 600 Evanston youth annually through out of school time programming at five community based sites.

Mentor is a site-based, one-on-one mentoring program designed to connect at-risk youth with positive community role models. Mentors are asked to donate one hour per week to participate in arts, culture, sports and recreation, academic enrichment, and life skills building activities with their mentees.

Youth and their mentors will meet once a week and participate in arts and cultural activities, sports and recreation, educational enrichment, and other fun activities. Each of Y.O.U. mentors will receive extensive training and support to develop the skills and tools they need to succeed.

For more information, please contact Santrice R. Martin, Mentor Volunteer Coordinator at 847-866-1201 x330 or at or visit our website at  

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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