Professional Development

Adulting 101 is a program that engages community leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs to inspire, mentor, and educate high school students. Through monthly workshops, you will learn skills that will enhance your development in discovering who you are and where you want to be in the professional field, higher education, and even just summer part-time jobs!

Topics covered in Adulting 101 by an expert, will lead you how to:

  • Have your resume stand out.
  • Ace interview questions.
  • Get comfortable with public speaking.
  • Become more self-aware.
  • And make your college essay authentic and competitive.

Who should attend these events?

  • High school students aspiring to hold a successful career in the future.
  • Who are eager to learn more about the vast careers available.
  • Inspired to develop and enhance skills needed to pursue jobs.
  • And interested in understanding more about how they can improve internally and externally to meet the needs of their potential employer.


Are you a professional adult that can help us cover one of these topics?
E-mail WYO’s Program Director,  Mary Kolmlofske:

Want to help out?

Your help is greatly appreciated

Donations are a great way to help the WYO provide our teens with educational programs, technology, and more. Your donation can be  easily made via PayPal. We thank you for your support.

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Winnetka Youth Organization

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL. 60093


Winnetka Youth Organization

Support the WYO!

Don’t miss one of the most popular parties on the North Shore! A beautifully catered event amid fabulous antiques, jewelry, and art. Buy a ticket to the Thurs. Nov. 1 Antiques + Modernism show Preview Party!

Here’s why: Proceeds benefit both the Winnetka Youth Organization and Winnetka Community House. A win/win! $30 of each ticket sold through the WYO goes directly to youth programming!

Tickets: $145/person. Purchase Deadline: October 26th

Checks must be made out to the Winnetka Youth Organization.

Drop checks off at: the Winnetka Postal Service Office – PO BOX 302, Winnetka, IL 60093 OR the Winnetka Youth Organization (during open hours).

Contact: Christina Gikas, Executive Director at or call (847) 446-0443 for questions.