UpWithChi: SPRING IT OUT Highlights



UpWithChi: Spring it Out! 

2015 Year in Review--Infographic

Last week, we chatted with Chicago aldermen about how to enhance our connected learning community. We also shared with them our progress in 2015, as we continue our work in 2016. 

Digital Learning Day: Activities for Students, Teachers, & Parents

Digital Learning Day is a national celebration of how students learn using diverse, technological methods in our modern world. We've got plenty of ways for you to celebrate and participate--on the local and national level. 

Digital Youth Divas Creates Lifelong Learning

When we think of coding, we don’t normally think of dancing. But at Digital Youth Divas, that’s just what it entails.

Back to School Jam--THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to all our partners who participated in the Back to School Jam on September 19. Your planning, participating, and enthusiasm made this a truly meaningful and memorable event!

Youth Opportunity: Design a Chicago Park via the BP Design Competition

Know a young person that likes design? Or the outdoors? Or making social change? There’s a challenge that fits all these passions. The Chicago Architecture Biennial, together with official education partner the Chicago Architecture Foundation, has launched the BP Design Competition, offering young people the guidance, resources, and incentives to design a public park for the south side of Chicago.

This Summer's All Access Pass Boosted Youth Attendance and Creativity at Chicago Museums

This summer, Chicago teens got a chance to see six of the city’s best museums with a free All Access Pass. The Chicago City of Learning worked with the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Art Institute Chicago, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the National Veterans Art Museum, and Inuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art to provide a way for teenagers to visit the museums and engage in additional activities.

Free Minecraft Camp at Greater Grand Crossing Library via Destination: Chicago!

A free Minecraft Camp is being held at the Greater Grand Crossing Library September 16, 17, 23, and 24 from 4:00-5:30 P.M for youths ages 10-14. Space is limited, so register ASAP! Call 312.745.1608 to register.

The True to Life Foundation “Sizzlin’ Hot Fun Summer Program”

Video | The True to Life Foundation “Sizzlin’ Hot Fun Summer Program” wrapped up earlier this month, after eight weeks of learning, field trips, mentoring opportunities, and exploring.

The Anti-Cruelty Society Connects Teens to Community (and Kittens)

Video | The Anti-Cruelty Society, known best for preventing animal violence, works with youth through the Chicago City of Learning not only to promote animal safety, but also safety within communities.