Grow Your Own Teachers Application

The spring application for the Grow Your Own Teachers (GYO) Illinois program is LIVE! GYO provides tuition assistance to candidates who plan to complete a teacher licensing program at an accredited university. In exchange, participants commit to working as a classroom teacher for at least 5 years in a high needs public school in Illinois.

The deadlines to apply for the program are as follows:

Chicago applications accepted March 9th - April 15th
Lake County applications accepted March 16th - April 30th
Peoria applications accepted April 1st - May 1st

For more information on how to apply, please visit the application page.