- 2011 Round Barn Road Champaign, IL 61821
Tap In Leadership Academy launched the Youth Employment Services (YES) in the summer of 2011, previously known as Mission Possible: Y.E.S. This program was designed to serve 10-18 year olds through career readiness training and part-time job placements over the summer. In the fall of 2016, Tap In expanded its services to include Chicago.
YES! Chicago provides youth ages 16-24 with educational enhancement opportunities; full- and part-time job placements; and case management services to include life skills, counseling, and work readiness for both in-school and out-of-school youth. Eligible youth are placed in age-, ability-, and experience-appropriate employment linked to one of 16 nationally recognized Career Clusters.
Please contact our YES! Chicago Office to register. We can be reached at (312) 722-6808 or email Kelly at Kelly@tapinacademy.org.
No, YES! Chicago is free of charge to all Clients!
YES! Chicago serves Cook County, with an emphasis on Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, and West Garfield Park.
No, our Employment Specialists will place you in a position that is a good fit for you based on your skills, interests, and your mode of transportation, whether that be the CTA buses, the L, or a car.
Yes, all Clients must be willing to take on a part-time position if they are in-school at the moment, or a full-time position if they are out-of-school. Clients will also attend weekly workshops and trainings on topics like conflict resolution, understanding workplace expectations, financial literacy, time management, and many more!
YES! Chicago places its Clients in part- and full-time positions within the following sectors:
Our Employment Specialists will work with you to ensure that your placement is easily accessible. Placements will be throughout Cook County, and will be based on your skills, interests, and your mode of transportation.
Yes, all Clients will be placed in positions, where they will be paid hourly.
Please be prepared to start training for your position within a week of registering for YES! Chicago, and start your position within two to three weeks.
No, but we do offer classes and workshops specifically for the parents/guardians of our Clients. These include financial literacy classes, tech time workshops, and more!
332 S. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60604
YES! Chicago is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Community Youth Employment Program grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services.