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Youth Transitions
Bldg K, Room K111, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-6901
Fax: 847-214-6993
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Evenings by appointment
Closed Fridays June - Aug.


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Youth Transitions Programs

Youth Transitions - In School Program

High school seniors who are low-income and have barriers to high school completion may receive assistance through this program, providing they meet eligibility requirements. That assistance includes receiving year-round career/vocational exploration and work experience. In the summer, they enjoy hands-on learning and experience different careers. Participants receive intensive case management, academic, career and personal counseling, tutoring, field trips, career exploration, work experience, job readiness training, mentoring, leadership development and assistance with transportation.
Funding source: Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (LWIB 7)

Youth Transitions - Out of School Program

Youth, ages 16-21, who are out-of-school, low-income, may be a high school dropout, a high school graduate with basic skills deficiencies, a teen parent, a runaway, homeless, receive public assistance or have other life circumstances that interfere with obtaining education, training or employment. Participants must reside in ECC's District 509, Cook or Kane County. They can obtain basic skills instruction, or enroll in GED and/or English as a second language classes and go on to train in career fields that are high growth/high demand. Those fields include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Warehousing, Transportation/Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Finance 

Additional services include:

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Academic and Career Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Job-Readiness Training
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Support for Credit Classes and Materials
  • Employment-Related Clothing and/or Equipment
  • Transportation 

Funding source: Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (LWIB 7)

Youth Leadership Academy

Low-income children and their families living in high-risk neighborhoods in District 509 may apply for this program which provides educational alternatives for young people beginning in grade 6 and continuing through two years at ECC. Eligibility requirements apply.

Phone: 847-214-6910 or 847-214-6965
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the summer session. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for exact dates. http://www.ylaecc.org