Youth Options Unlimited

Tutoring to Educate for Aims and Motivation (TEAM) 

Helping youth achieve a better life for themselves and their families.

If you are looking for a great way to volunteer in the community and really connect with youth in a structured productive environment, Erie Neighborhood House’s TEAM program is a perfect fit.

E-mail Maria Munoz to sign up.

Graduating high school can be a key determinant of a student’s future path.  TEAM fosters the growth and development of our youth so they’re able to achieve success and make a better life for themselves and their families by pairing students with individual mentors for guidance and preparation for what’s to come.

TEAM is divided into two groups: TEAM Start Strong with an emphasis on mathematics, writing and the transition to high school, and TEAM End Strong for upperclassmen, dedicated to college preparation, enrollment and job shadowing. TEAM End Strong also has access to college scholarships, comprehensive workshops on the financial aid application process and visits Chicago’s largest college fair.

Program Goals

  • Help youth in our community graduate from high school and continue to college
  • Promote positive relationships between our youth and their adult influences and peers
  • Assist youth in developing leadership skills, a commitment to the community and the confidence to pursue their interests

TEAM’s Impact

TEAM provides a safe place for youth to learn and gain leadership skills that set them on their path to college. Many youth comment that if they did not have Erie House, they would spend time on the street and perhaps become involved with gangs or made other poor decisions. 

The 2011 school year marked the 13th consecutive 100% graduation rate for TEAM seniors, and TEAM graduates went on to schools like Northeastern Illinois University, University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame, National Louis University, Millikin University, John Cabot University, University of Illinois, Harold Washington College and Dominican University.



The Basics

TEAM is part of the Youth Options Unlimited program.

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