At 16, Allen is already a jack of all trades. He’s a project manager, designer, event planner— and he’s one of the interns helping plan the 7th Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest.
I arrived at YOUmedia before the teens started coming in, so I got to explore the space. Even before it was packed with high school students from different parts of the city, the place had a lively aura to it. With bright lights, colorful walls, a host of exciting activities to try, and friendly staff, […]
With Lead Corporate support from Allstate and other generous donors, YOUmedia is a safe space for teens to collaborate with other teens on creative projects, and gain skills they can apply in school and in life.
10 high school students. 12 weeks. 1 summer of a lifetime. This is their journey to coming into their own as artists, printmakers, and collaborators.
The Library’s story extends beyond the pages of its books. It is a patchwork of stories of children hungry to learn, of teens exploring the world around them, men and women pursuing lifelong learning and better futures, of seniors excited to learn to use computers for the first time, families creating memories over books and toys, immigrants learning to read and write…it is a story of a vibrant community. You. Me. Us. We are part of Chicago Public Library’s rich and thriving story.