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StreetLight Chicago Youth Council

Young Invincibles (YI) seeks six Chicago-based young adults to share their experiences and give feedback on StreetLight Chicago, an app and website for young adults 16-24 looking for shelters, health care, and other resources

The Youth Council will have 4 virtual, one-hour meetings between September 2021 and March 2022. 

Council members will be paid $600, in installments. After attending the entirety of the first two meetings, members will be paid $200 in the form of a gift card. After attending the entirety of the next two meetings, members will be paid $400 in the form of a gift card.   

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About us: 

Young Invincibles is a non-profit organization committed to expanding young adults’ access to health care, higher education, and employment. In partnership with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless we run StreetLight Chicago, a free phone app and website that connects housing insecure youth (ages 16 – 24) with up-to-date information on critical services such as emergency shelters, health clinics, and food pantries. The app has been downloaded over 5,000 times and the app and website are visited hundreds of times per month. We are also proud to have received a 2019 Chicago Innovation Award.

About the Youth Council:

The Youth Council will be made up of Chicago-based unstably housed young adults (ages 16-24), who will meet to discuss the challenges of housing insecurity and share their ideas on how StreetLight Chicago can address some of those challenges.


  • Participate in Youth Council meetings, sharing your voice and experience
  • Regularly visit and use the StreetLight Chicago app between meetings in order to provide feedback on the content and features
  • Be available to give feedback on changes to StreetLight Chicago
  • Participate in surveys/focus groups about StreetLight Chicago
  • Act as an ambassador, introducing StreetLight Chicago to your peers

An ideaL candidate:

  • Is 16-24 years of age
  • Has used StreetLight Chicago to access resources in the past
  • Is experiencing or recently experienced housing insecurity
  • Is comfortable speaking in a group setting and engaging in conversation around sensitive topics, including mental health
  • Reliable internet connection desired, but YI can work with members to accommodate them

If this sounds like you, Apply Here

You may also send an email with your background, including name, age, and contact information, to Caitlin Briody, Midwest Partnerships Coordinator, at If email is not an option, you may text your information to ‪(608) 618-6977‬.