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Prepared for Adult Life Action Team

Goal: All young adults in Evanston have a post-secondary plan & the skills and supports to execute it

Key Objectives

  • All young adults will graduate from high school or obtain an equivalency diploma & demonstrate reading proficiency
  • By age 23, all young adults will be implementing a post-secondary education & career plan.
  • All young adults can identify and will access a network of supportive adults and professionals

Initial Focus

The Prepared for Adult Life Action Team is focused initially on engaging agencies to prepare youth for the Mayor’s Youth Summer Jobs Fair in February. Placing an emphasis on literacy skills associated with resume writing and interviewing skills, the team is working to prepare more youth for the Mayor’s Summer Job Fair. Simultaneously, the team has surveyed both employers and youth to better understand the disconnect between employer needs and youth skills and availability to inform strategies for intervention.