Return to Portal to youth offerings databases. Schools Committee's Assets-Building idea. Promise Neighborhoods Programs. Search Institute program.
Schools, Education and Schools Committee home. About the Committee. Education/School Resources for parents, schools. University of Chicago school-building and supplement programs. Recreation Directory.

After School: Extra Curricular, School Programs, In School, and Out-of-School Programs and Activities for school aged children and youth in the Hyde Park-Kenwood and nearby area

Presented by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference/Hyde Park Schools Committee and the HPKCC website, www.hydepark.org. Committee Chair Nancy Baum. hpkcc@aol.com

 

To index of this Afterschool page.
Visit a Report on the March 28, 2007 Schools Committee forum, After School Partners- from the April 2007 Conference Reporter- in the After School Providers Forum and follow up page. Includes providers with contacts.
Visit a Report on how the programs in this page can fit into a Assets/Promises-building area coalition (note that such is being built for other neighborhoods).

Visit Our simplified, printable alpha HPKCC Youth Programs Database in pdf: from http://www.hydepark.org/schools, which has links to other such databases. (Direct link: HPKCC Youth Programs Database). A major project of the HPKCC Schools Committee. See also in Assets Building Proposal, Promises Programs.

Parents- Find more! Education Resources page and our descriptive
Schools and education providers Directory.
And to see and link to a study of what global assets or abilities youth need to acquire and conditions needed to achieve them-- and how many kids have or don't have these, visit Assets Building, Promises, and Education Resources page- click Search-Institute-Promises.

To a more complete description of the CPS After School/Office of Extended Learning Opportunities programs (separate page). And a new help: A new CPS guide to integrating the arts (including social studies and sciences) into the curriculum and creating full engagement with arts program providers was released as of October 23. It was announced at, inter alia, the HPKCC Schools Committee September 29 2009 Networking Dinner for Schools and LSCs. For details contact artseducation@cps.k12.il.us. It's called the "Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the arts."
Get also Options for Knowledge annual guide and the annual High School Directory. (School applications for these schools and programs are due 3rd Friday in December)- contact the Office of Academic Enhancement, 773 553-2060, http://www.cpsoae.org.

Also highly recommended for finding programs and providers:


Project Exploration's
(vitae below) "Discover Your Summer", with a host of nationwide camp, internship or jobs learning opportunities for youth: http://www.projectexploration.org.dys.htm.
And: Black Excel Chicago KidStart Summer Jobs at http://www.blackexcel.org;
http://www.GearUpChicago.org; cuip.uchicago.edu/schools/gearup/chicago/resources.
Read also about University of Chicago and alumni partnership in programs in area schools in our UC & Schools page.
South Side Parents (312 842-8936) http://www.southsideparents.org info@southsideparents.org. (Josephine Saunders, PO Box 16431), presents Afterschool and Summer Camp fairs, with
Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago
(NPN)
which finds ways to involve parents through volunteerism in schools and community. http://www.NPNparents.org.
Learn about the 40 assets (promises) kids have to acquire to be successful adults (Building Assets): http://www.search-institute.org. being implemented in some school clusters on the South Side, in emulation of the Harlem Kid's Zone/Promise Zone in NYC.

Primary Readiness Enrichment Program includes information to help parents know the difference between kinds of schools and what each are looking for.. http://www.prepchicago.com, 1507 E. 53rd st #442, 773 312 834-7734.

Visit for advice on children facing summer school or "not passing":http://pureparents.org/index.php?blog/show/Help_for_parents.

Links to help on getting into college is in the Education Resources page. However, browse items in the Main Academic providers section below such as Gear Up and other University of Chicago items.

THIS PAGE OFFERS A DIRECTORY, broken down by type, of after school providers in the general area or otherwise available to youth living in greater Hyde Park-Kenwood or attending local schools, with a selection of providers outside. Most schools have internal after school programs (see school directory at conclusion of the document), although they often do not last beyond 3 or 4 pm. Here are some providers and opportunities in the larger community. It's intent is also to serve as a survey data of what is available or may be missing in terms of providing the assets, skills, promises youth need to acquire, and collectively to grow strong communities. Please note that this page will be always under construction and we would appreciate your sending updates additions or comments (hpkcc@aol.com). A printable simplified alpha spreadsheet of key providers, and smaller who wish to use our directory to get their word out, is in the HPKCC Youth Programs Database from http://www.hydepark.org/schools.

For those wishing to venture further afield, there are many venues and providers throughout the South Side. Most can be found hydepark.org’s Cultural and Arts Directory, Collaborers in the Community, Community Nonprofits, Community Resources, Good Neighbors/Volunteer Opportunities, Helpline, Schools, Parents and Educators' Resources, and Faith Communities directories.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

There are many options being developed for kids in case of a strike October 11. One of the more unusual is The Revival improv house.

Several places have school-days-off camps: Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, South Side Hub or Production (email laura.shaeffer@gmail.com.)

April 2, Saturday, 12:30-4:30 pm. Teen Creative Summit- a Film Focused Workshop. Free. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., announced [Nov. 2015] the establishment of a scholarship fund that will assist children enrolled in its after-school program. A challenge grant from the Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Smith Fund at the Chicago Community Trust of $25,000 made it possible for HPNC to initiate the scholarship fund. Since the initial deposit, HPNC has brought in over $25,000, which puts more $50,000 in the scholarship reserve.

Check out KAM Isaiah Israel's summer Farm and Food School. July and August. This program raises food for homelsess and local restaurants. Contact FarmSchoolDirector@kamii.org.

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Summer jobs for youth. For information on or to volunteer with a local group mentoring and linking kids for summer jobs, contact LaKeisha Hamilton lilkee@umich.edu
Spencer Bibbs pencer_bibbs@yahoo.com

Summer internships/ jobs for youth and FALL JOBS
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club advises it is one of the hosts or summer jobs for kids and gives these links:
If you know of teens who are looking for summer jobs, there are a lot of opportunities through After School Matters as well as the City’s One Summer Chicago program. Direct the kids (ages 14-24 for One Summer, 16+ high schoolers for ASM) to the websites below – applications are easy and there are many jobs for the kids. HPNC has been a host for both programs – and we will be again this summer (we are interviewing After School Matters candidates this week! (May 9-13)).
http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/ Fall 2016 smplified menu and application now open.
http://www.onesummerchicago.org/

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Here are some upcoming opportunities for youth, including:

1. Year Up- serving young adults 18-24 with a 1-yr program to prepare them for careers in Information Technology (applications due May 1)

2. After School Matters- see link below for summer application (open to youth at least 14 yrs of age and attend both CPS and non-CPS schools) The Chi Anti VI Youth Violence Reduction Program will be operating this summer for the third year (2015). Please make sure to share this link for Teens to enroll. These are paid positions for Teens.
http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens

3. One Summer Chicago- job opportunities for youth ages 14-24 (deadline is May 15th)


Arts classes for teens at Logan- July 5-29 10 to 4- Urban Gateways Art Options- learn with real artists with state of the art equipment. A stipend is paid. Call 312 922-0440. 915 E. 60th St.
Aug 1-5 intensive for 12 year and above. Think It, Make It, Screen It. Expect some experience with digital prod. for videography or filmmaking. With Faithful Few. Contacts dominiquelboyd@uchicago.edu?subject=Logan_Center_Summer_Programs_for_Teens.
General info for Logan programs or teens- arts.uchicago.edu/summer-classes-youth.

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UChicago Careers Conference for High Schoolers (May 14th, 2016 8-4)
The Careers Conference is designed to provide opportunities for high school students to explore career options. They will have the unique experience of connecting one-on-one with a variety of practicing professionals, gain insight into the college admissions process from University admissions counselors, explore emerging industry trends, and engage in interactive STEM workshops! Questions? Contact the Office of Special Programs (773) 795-4229 for more information.

Annual IMPACT YOUTH A Journey Toward Peace Conference (May 13-14th, 8:30-4 both days)
IMPACT YOUTH 2016 is the PEACE HUB’s 2nd Annual conference designed specifically for youth and youth advocates. The goal for the conference is to present approaches to address roadblocks our youth face. Workshop topics will include: Trauma 101, Adultism, Youth Development, Gangs, Mindfulness, Social Media, Youth Program Quality (presented by youth), Teen Dating Violence, and more. Please register here.

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UC Arts and Public Life Teen Programs- get on the list at tinyurl.com/APLedlist

Arts + Public Life, in partnership with After School Matters, offer apprenticeships and internships to local teens. Apprenticeships are hands-on programs led by expert industry professionals, where participants learn skills in a particular field. Internships are supervised jobs where high school youth aged 16+ apply their skills in real workplace settings. All participants are eligible to receive stipends. Fall programs will begin in September; stay tuned for application information.

Community Actors Program
An introductory performance program utilizing Theater of the Oppressed, participatory theater, and performance as tools for community building and social change. In this program, 16 teens work together to create theater productions and related events responding to a community issue or specific site.

Design Apprenticeship Program
A design-based mentorship and skills building initiative that encourages teens and young adults to invest in the improvement of the physical and social conditions of their community. By developing skills in carpentry, landscaping, and design, DAP leaders will aid in the positive transformation of Washington Park, Woodlawn and the Garfield Boulevard corridor. Learn more

Teen Arts Council
The Teen Arts Council is group of 10-15 student leaders who collaborate with the? ?Arts + Public Life initiative to develop creative skills, leadership experience, and opportunities for their peers to engage with the arts. The council members work with University of Chicago staff and local partners to develop projects at the intersection of arts administration and community engagement.

Stay in Touch
Keep up with all the happenings in our Teen programs. Like Arts + Public Life: Education Programs on Facebook, and join the email list.


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Back 2 School Illinois scholarhips- appl. deadline April 1

The B2SI Scholarship Program is only offered to college-bound high school seniors. Applicants must live in Illinois and must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. It is our hope that you share this information with your ward through your website, in-office notice, or other communications with your constituents. In order to spread the word, we are reaching out to the officials, both in Chicago and across Illinois, high schools, churches, and youth groups.

Applications can be found online at
https://www.b2si.org/programs/college-scholarship/

What's the process? Students must complete the entire application in black pen or submit a typed version and submit to the Back 2 School Illinois office. The application must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be selected by our Education Director and Scholarship Committee. Recipients must provide proof of acceptance of a two- or four- year college or university in the U.S. Only recipients will be notified by phone or mail. The scholarship award may be used to pay tuition, fees, books, and/or other educational expenses. Recipients will be invited, along with one guest, to attend our annual Back 2 School Illinois kickoff dinner on June 9th at Galleria Marchetti for a formal check presentation . Attendance is requested but is not mandatory to receive the scholarship award.

1. Hello friends of Year Up,


I hope all is well and folks are planning there Spring Break. We wanted to announce our upcoming informational sessions for the last week of April, and our first prior deadline. I hope this reaches you all.

First Prior Application Deadline – This Friday, May 1st 2015

Informational Session Dates –

· Monday, April 27th 3PM

· Wednesday, April 29th 10AM

· Thursday, April 30th 5:30PM

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or Associate Director, a Ms. Emily Heins at EHeins@yearup.org and 312-726-5300 ext. 4526. If you would like for us to present at your location please feel free to call or email me with suggested times and dates. In addition, interested students can email, fax, and/or mail-in their applications. We’re more than happy to assist any interested applicants with their application. Thank you for always supporting Year Up Chicago.

Summer internships/ jobs for youth
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AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS SUMMER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

WHAT AM I APPLYING FOR?

Thousands of opportunities are available at no cost. In addition, After School Matters teens will be eligible to earn a monetary stipend for their participation in programs.

Develop your skills in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology.
Learn career readiness skills to help prepare you for life after high school.
Work with professional instructors who are among the best in their fields.
Make new friends in your community and throughout Chicago, and
Have fun!

‘WHERE?’ AND ‘WHEN?’

After School Matters programs are offered at community organizations, parks, high schools and libraries throughout Chicago, as well as downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (66 East Randolph).

**To participate in After School Matters programs, teens must be Chicago residents at least 14 years of age and currently enrolled in a Chicago Public Schools high school (*a limited number of opportunities are available to teens who attend non-CPS schools).

http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens

Summer internships/ jobs for youth
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3. Dear Partners/Delegate Agencies:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the application for 2015 summer jobs is open now through May 15th. One Summer Chicago will offer 24,000 employment opportunities – 2,000 more than last year – for youth ages 14 to 24. The application can be accessed at www.onesummerchicago.org.

I am proud that in 2015, One Summer Chicago will be our biggest and best ever, with job and internship opportunities throughout the City designed to build skills and prepare Chicago's youth to succeed in school, work and life. Under Mayor Emanuel, summerjob opportunities for Chicago's young people have increased from 14,000 when he took office to this summer's record 24,000.

The Mayor’s announcement letter is attached. If you or your staff have any questions or would like further information about One Summer Chicago, please contact the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Youth Hotline at (312) 743-0208.

Monica Dunleavy-Gerster, MSW
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
1615 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60622
312-743-1910

Teens! Arts + Public Life at U of C has a whole suite of programs and discussion forums. Visit artsandpubliclife.uchicago.edu, http://tinyurl.com/APLspring16 or email artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

CAGL (Chicago Academic Games League) is back (2014-15 school year) as an online afterschool program. The first CPS school in the program is Robert A. Black in South Shore. A teacher in the school must sponsor and lead this unusual, FREE program of game-based math learning and application. They are actively recruiting schools. The program is no longer a program of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference or its Schools Committee.
We would really encourage other schools to join us in pioneering the resurrection of CAGL online. The program is free to the schools. Anyone interested should contact me at the number below (or reply to this email.) Thanks for your interest.
Buzz Allen,
President
Accelerated Learning Foundation
641-919-2466
enswell@gmail.com

http://gamesforthinkers.org

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The B2SI Scholarship Program is only offered to college-bound high school seniors. Applicants must live in Illinois and must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. It is our hope that you share this information with your ward through your website, in-office notice, or other communications with your constituents. In order to spread the word, we are reaching out to the officials, both in Chicago and across Illinois, high schools, churches, and youth groups.

Applications can be found online at
https://www.b2si.org/programs/college-scholarship/

What's the process? Students must complete the entire application in black pen or submit a typed version and submit to the Back 2 School Illinois office. The application must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be selected by our Education Director and Scholarship Committee. Recipients must provide proof of acceptance of a two- or four- year college or university in the U.S. Only recipients will be notified by phone or mail. The scholarship award may be used to pay tuition, fees, books, and/or other educational expenses. Recipients will be invited, along with one guest, to attend our annual Back 2 School Illinois kickoff dinner on June 9th at Galleria Marchetti for a formal check presentation . Attendance is requested but is not mandatory to receive the scholarship award.

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The Revival fall classes for age groups starting at 4 and through teens- improv, story theater, acting.... Reg. now open- visit the-revival.com/classes.

The Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation is currently seeking applicants for the 2016 scholarship year.

We ask that you encourage qualifying students to submit applications by April 22, 2016. Feel free to post this information on your website and share with your colleagues.

2016 General Scholarship Application

 

State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie announces NEW Leadership Illinois internships for young women.


Applications are now being accepted for NEW Leadership Illinois 2015!
June 1-5 in Chicago

NEW Leadership Illinois is an all expenses paid, bi-partisan program that strives to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders. NEW Leadership Illinois challenges our brightest students to think critically and creatively about public policy and encourages them to make a commitment to public leadership early in their careers. The program includes leadership education, hands-on training in public policy, and networking opportunities with leaders from every level of government.
This year's program will be held June 1-5 in Chicago. Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2015.
Students from all backgrounds and in all majors are encouraged to apply. Students should attend a college or university in Illinois or should be an Illinois resident, and must have junior, senior or recent graduate standing in June 2015.

Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

NEW Leadership Illinois is co-sponsored by the Conference of Women Legislators of the Illinois General Assembly and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.


State Representative Barbara Flynn Currie
http://www.barbaraflynncurrie.org/

 

Pilot Light (Ongoing) A UC Neighborhood Schools Program initiative or affiliate.
Pilot Light is recruiting local elementary schools to begin programming in Spring 2015. With the goal of empowering children to develop healthy relationships with food, Pilot Light’s team of chefs and educators partner with your school to deliver high quality, hands-on classroom lessons that harness food as a vehicle to teach students the topics they are already learning in the classroom, across all subject areas. The program is free. For more details, click here or email info@pilotlightchefs.org.

DuSable Museum / Afterschool Matters seeks teen docents for DuSable Museum!
MUSEUM TOUR GUIDE JOBS FOR TEENS AGES 14 TO 18! The DuSable Museum will select 15 Chicago Public School students ages 14- 18 to participate in learning to serve as tour guides for the museum’s exhibitions and programs. Students will be educated on the DuSable Museum exhibits, techniques of theatrical presentation, public speaking, research skills, writing and employment etiquette. Teens that complete the program will receive a stipend and be eligible for summer employment! The Program will run this winter 2015 Workdays include, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:00pm until 7:00pm. For an interview, please sign-up online at afterschoolmatters.org!

The DuSable Museum seeks Museum Tour Guides!

The DuSable Museum will select 16 Chicago Public School students ages 14- 18 to participate in learning to serve as tour guides for the museums exhibitions and programs. Students will be educated on the DuSable Museum exhibits, public speaking, research skills, writing, and employment etiquette. Teens who complete the program will receive a stipend!

For an interview, sign-up on line at afterschoolmatters.org

Program Hours:
February 5th April 23rd 2015
Thursdays 4:00pm-6:30 pm
Saturdays 9:30am-12:00 pm
Sundays 2:00pm-4:30 pm
*A few exceptions apply

Issued in January 2015: It is with great pleasure and pride that the Chicago Academy of Music, in partnership with University Church and The Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project, announces the launch of a new youth music program scheduled to begin end of January at University Church (5655 S. University Ave). We are now accepting students, ages 3-11, to register for this program. Enrollment is open until January 30th but space is limited to 100 students on a first come, first served basis. There are many slots open for students who cannot pay the fee coupled with partial scholarships however those slots are going fast. Therefore we recommend getting applications in ASAP.

Each student will receive one hour-long music lesson per week and join our new orchestra which will meet twice per week. Instruction will be offered on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and piano. Space is limited depending on the instrument. Students under the age of 6 will participate in our early childhood music program and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please complete the attached application and mail or return to University Church no later than January 30th, 2015. (Go to Chiago Academy of Muic Website)

We look forward to meeting you and working with your children. Together, we are excited to grow our community and build the south side's newest orchestra. Sincerely, Michael Scott Carter, Executive Director, Chicago Academy of Music.

Spartans youth football (ages 6-15) is now (2-13) recruiting including cheerleaders. http://www.hpjrspartans.com.

UC Neighborhood Schools. Collegiate Scholars Program, for qualified high school students. Apply for 2015-16 by February 15 2015. Contact NS or srasul@uchicago.edu.

Global Glimpse is a not for profit organization working with partner public high schools to inspire America's next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school programming and 3-week transformative summer travel in the developing world. They provide need based scholarships to 100% of accepted students and are the only organization making this kind of educational travel program accessible to low income youth on a large scale. For more information srasul@uchicago.edu.

University of Chicago Summer Semester bringing together high school adn college students. Visit summer.uchicago.edu.

Civic Knowledge has joined with AKArama and Black Star Project to create AKArama University tutoring and more.

 

FREE READING AND MATH TUTORING FOR 5th -8th GRADERS
PLUS ADULT WRITING CENTER (space is limited)
WHAT
The Black Star Project offers small group instruction for 5th to 8th graders in Reading, Writing, and Math, along with the Civic Knowledge Project's Winning Words Philosophy Program as our specialty subject.
The University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project and the Odyssey Project offer an adult writing center, including peer writing groups and faculty-led workshops, on topics such as Reading to Write, Memoir Writing, Poetry Writing and Sharpening Professional Writing.
WHEN
Every Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
Winter session runs January 12, 2013 – March 16, 2012
WHERE
The AKArama Foundation Community Service Center
6220 S. Ingleside, Chicago, IL 60637 2 Blocks East of Cottage Grove
HOW
Register by phone or email
Parents may pre-register until January 11, 2013
Call Jami Becka at (773)285-9600 Email jami@blackstarproject.org to or visit www.blackstarproject.org
AKArama University is a joint program of:
The Black Star Project’s Saturday University
AKArama Foundation, Inc. of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Theta Omega Chapter
The University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project
The Odyssey Project of the Illinois Humanities Council

Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) for High School Students
Sponsored by businesses throughout Chicago and designed to introduce Chicago high school students to the business industry through work experience and seminars, the CSBI program has, since its inception, helped numerous Chicago high school students to expand their horizons and experience the excitement and boundless opportunities available to them through a paid summer internship in the city’s business and legal communities.
Visit www.chicagobusinessinstitute.com for more information.

Summer Youth Opportunities- see more in the Jobs and Youth-Ready section

Recovery Institute Youth Employment Program. 1800 youth ages 16-24 will be employed part-time learning in trades such as operating engineer in businesses. Call 312 744-4976.


Help to go to park camp and related CPD programs

Summer is around the corner, and the best way to keep the children of our communities safe,
is to keep them occupied. The Chicago Park District has many free-to-low cost programs for
youth and teens alike this summer. Thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer Safety Surplus
grant, we are able to offer financial assistance to thousands of children for day camp.

Applicants must provide proof of participation in the Illinois Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

Applicants who do not participate in the school lunch program can prove eligibility by providing
income verification (i.e., 2012 recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC / TANF case #, a copy
of a recent IRS 1040 form). All information submitted is confidential.

To apply for financial assistance, bring copies of the required documents to the desired park
through June 11 during normal park hours.

If you know of any families that may be able to take advantage of this opportunity, please feel free
to share this information.

Chicago Park District Day Camps run June 25th through August 3rd.

Contact your local park for details.

Sharing is caring, Nicole Berry ;)
Marketing Communications Professional
http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolesberry

Youth track club to train in Jackson Park. The Chicago Track Club, part of World Sports Chicago Summer Program, again is training kids 5-14 through August at the Take the Field track at 62nd and Stony Island. (Some kids and adults outside that age group may also quality. The teams compete around the city and meet Olympic athletes. Free. Workouts are Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. Info: chicagotrackclub.com or 312-243-3335.

For more information visit http://www.wscscholars.org/ or call (312) 861-4946

April 6, Saturday, 10 am-1 pm. Black Men of Honor College Fair. Over 40 colleges plus workshops. Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive. Call Ivory at 773.285.9600 or visit http://www.blackstarjournal.org.

GenTech Experiential Camp at U of C- grades 2-12: learn Digital Media & Technology through:
Video Game Design 3-D Printing Toys for Games Robotics 2- and 3-D Animation Candy, Cheese & Chocolate Making Rocketry XBox Game Creation Creating the Animated Cartoon Architecture And More!
June 24 - July 3 8 am - 6 pm (No Charge for Extended Hours!)
July 8 - July 19 Thru March 31, 2013 DOUBLE GRANTS
July 22- August 2 Tuition reduced from $550 to $350 per week!
August 5 - August 16 6 months to pay with "Bill Me Later"!
To take advantage of this offer and reserve your grant monies:

1. Click Register@mygentech.net to request a Schedule, Course Descriptions, and Admission Packet with Registration Form.

2. Return the signed (electronic is fine) Registration Form and Policies and Procedures sheet before Sunday, March 31, 2013 to Register@mygentech.net.

3. You will receive a PayPal invoice for $210 plus $100 deposit per week of registration. To request a different amount, simply call GenTech at 773-324-7772.

There are tons of scholarship search engines, of which http://www.zinch.com is one.

The Chicago Summer Business Institute provides a six-week paid internship program for high school sophomores and juniors.
These internships take place at various banks, accounting, law and engineering firms throughout the Loop and business districts.

In conjunction with 28-hour work week, students attend half day classroom seminars and workshops every week where they learn
about financial markets, attend seminars given by successful business executives, and participate in team building programs.

Students may obtain application material from high school principals or guidance counselors, or DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS
FROM CSBI web site www.chicagobusinessinstitute.com.

Applications are due on March 30, 2012.

Email for more information info@chicagobusinessinstitute.com.

Stephen A. Douglas Essay Contest- contact to get information about this winter 2012 contest http://bronzevillehistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/
773 291-9115 or

Dr. Graham A. Peck
Associate Professor of History
Department of History, N216
Saint Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 298-3874
gpeck@sxu.edu

Principal's Scholar Program of Illinois Champain-Urbana is holding College Readiness workshops in Chicago July 2012 for high school juniors and seniors. They will be in the UICU satelite, 200 S. Wacker, 1st floor Orange and Blue Room. Topics include Applications, Career Selection, Writing personal statements, and Study Skills. Two college tours are included. FREE. Lunches and bus cards included. Note- preference is to partner schools, in this area King and Dunbar. Visit go.illinois.edu/gearup/ or call 312 575-7860.

After School Matters (with DFSS)- Ages 6-18. Includes summer meals! Centers- ours is in the 4th CPS Region. Get academic suport, health, Use the "Program Locator" http://www.afterschoolchicago.org.

Teens: Apply Now For Fall Programs

Apply Online At WWW.AFTERSCHOOLMATTERS.ORG

Teens who are at least 14 years of age and currently enrolled in a Chicago Public Schools high school are encouraged to apply. Visit the web site for further eligibility requirements.

Boeing scholarships-enrichment at IIT- Feb 14 2013 mtg, deadline March 31. For to-be juniors or seniors.

Boeing Scholars Academy at IIT for HS Students in the Chicago Area
Boeing Scholars Academy at Illinois Institute of Technology
Expanding Access and Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
for High- Achieving High School Students in the Chicago Area

Apply Now: Free STEM Opportunities for Outstanding High School Sophomores

The application for outstanding Chicago-area high school students interested in joining the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy is now available online.

Current high school sophomores should apply by Thursday, February 14, 2013, to participate in our FREE, two-year academic enrichment program, which offers

•four weeks of intensive, project-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming at IIT each summer
•workshops, field trips, and career exploration events during the school year
•guidance and support in developing leadership projects (junior year only)
•college advising and application assistance (senior year only)

Please join us in our outreach by sharing this information and our brochure with high school sophomores in your school and community. Interested students are strongly encouraged to:

•Learn more about who we are and what we do.
•Get a taste of our program by attending "Creating the Future: Majors and Careers in Technology Innovation," a free public event we are hosting for Chicago-area high school students and teachers, taking place at IIT on Tuesday, January 8, 6-8 pm. This event is funded by a kCura Geek Grant.
•Register to attend our Information Session for Prospective Applicants, taking place at IIT on Thursday, January 10, 6-8pm.
•Apply online.
First-generation college students, women, and students from populations underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Teachers, Counselors, and Organizational Leaders: To invite a representative of the program to come speak to your students, contact Tanya Cabrera, IIT’s Associate Director for Minority Outreach, at tcabrera@iit.edu, 312.567.6943 (office), or 312.919.9411 (cell).

With all other inquiries, contact Marya Spont, Program Director of the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, at spont@iit.edu or 312.567.5193.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Source: http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/boeing_scholars.htm

In today's rapidly changing world, science, engineering, technology, and critical issues related to our global environment
are evolving at a dramatic pace. Yet the worldwide demand for college graduates prepared for careers in STEM
(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields is not being met. This is especially true in the United States,
where many of our most promising youth do not pursue opportunities in these areas. One of the most important national
resources in the 21st Century and beyond will be talent: smart, sophisticated young people who are technologically literate,
globally astute, and operationally agile; who both understand the complexity of the greatest challenges facing our global society
and have technical expertise in specialized areas; and who possess the abilities to collaborate, innovate, and lead.

What is the Boeing Scholars Academy at Illinois Institute of Technology?

The Boeing Scholars Academy at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a free, year-round educational enrichment program
enabling access and exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academic and professional fields
for high-achieving students from Chicago-area high schools. Through summer academic programming on the IIT campus;
workshops, seminars, and field trips during the school year; college and career advising; leadership skills training and grant
competitions, and mentoring support from STEM faculty, professionals, and undergraduates, the Boeing Scholars Academy
offers up to 100 rising juniors and seniors (students who are completing grades 10 and 11) per year the opportunity to
immerse themselves in academic and hands-on experiences in STEM fields and to gain broader awareness of undergraduate,
advanced degree, and career opportunities in these areas.

Founded in 2011, the Boeing Scholars Academy is generously supported by a grant from the Boeing Company.

Click here to download and share the Boeing Scholars Academy brochure.

Application deadline is March 31, 2011.

To learn more:
Please contact Marya Spont, Program Director for the Boeing Scholars Academy, at spont@iit.edu or
312.567.5193 and visit the website at http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/boeing_scholars.htm.
Brochure. http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/boeing_scholars_brochure.pdf.

Scholarships- The National Online Directory of Scholarships (NODS) has launched a new web site
at www.ScholarshipsOnline.org to help students easily find scholarship opportunities and education grants.
The web site promises to post a new scholarship opportunity every single day.

Learn how they do it (win the scholarship race): read the book by Kenwood grad Derrius Quarles, 2009 graduate of Kenwood Academy who won over a million dollars in highly prestigious scholarships and has since written a book about it and how to do it, Million Dollar Scholar: Winning the Scholarship Race.

Current sophomores and juniors interested in joining the 2012–13 Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy can now apply online.

Students should apply by Tuesday, January 31, 2012, to participate in our FREE, year-round academic enrichment program for 100 soon-to-be juniors and seniors from Chicago-area high schools, which offers

•Hands-on summer experiences in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as well as in architecture, business, and psychology (weekdays June 25–July 20, 2012)
•Periodic workshops during the school year)
•College and career advising support, and)
•Leadership skills training

First-generation college students, women, and students from populations underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to have demonstrated prior interest in STEM fields.

To invite a representative of the program to speak to your students, contact Tanya Cabrera, outreach coordinator, at tcabrera@iit.edu or 312.567.6943.

Please contact including link to file online Marya Spont, program director for the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, at spont@iit.edu or 312.567.5193 with any questions you may have.

Watch for information about the Fermilab-LEGO-Google Online Science Fair Contest in April 2012. (With Scientific American, National Geographic, and CERN). Last year's had over 10,000 proposal entries for 0ver 90 countries. Find it at Google Sites (starts with creating your own profile).

Ounce of Prevention/Educare
Ounce of Prevention runs the Educare early childhood education centers throughout the city including the location at 51st/Wabash. They are currently enrolling children six weeks to five years of age for their Head Start/Early Head Start Program. For more information, please call (773) 924-2334 or visit www.ounceofprevention.org or www.educareschools.org.

Time to get started on Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarships-- it's huge and sustains one through the learning career for those who have prepared themselves. Several at Kenwood have won it. Next deadline January 11, 2012. http://www.gmsp.org.

Passport Carriers. http://thelifeofanomad.tumblr.com. Keenan Allen, founder- (224) 277-8210, keenanlamarallen@gmail.com.
A non-profit organization created to teach high school students that a passport is their psychological and physical access to the world. Our program will provide participants with U.S. passports and through workshops, field trips, and global awareness projects, expose them to the global community. Based on our community
and our mission, we would like to formally present Passport Carriers to staff members at your institution. We are recruiting 10th and 11th grade students, from low-income households, with a 3.5 grade point average or higher. We are asking that the faculty and or staff nominate a maximum of ten qualified students who display a strong interest in any or all of the following subjects: humanities, politics, and economics. If you are interested in submitting qualifying nominees and finding out more information on Passport Carriers please contact us to schedule an appointment.


The CMAP (official Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) announces Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program for youth in schools.

You or a colleague may have already received information about our Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program. We're looking for students who are curious and eager to explore the world around them. This is an opportunity for teens across the region to learn about northeastern IL and share thoughts with others from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Participants will also meet and interact with selected regional leaders who make key planning decisions in our communities.

Please share the 2011-2012 FLIP application with local high school students who would like to learn about planning and contribute to a better future for our region. Students are required to submit basic contact information, a short narrative (essay) and a letter of recommendation from an adult by Monday, September 12.

Students from the 2010-2011 program learned about and made recommendations for Fairmont's Safe Routes to School Grant in Will County. View the final presentation PDF. You can view the slideshow of the final presentation, along with captions, on our Flickr page. For more information, keep up with FLIP at its Facebook page or contact Ricardo Lopez at rlopez@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8766 with any questions.

The IIT Middle-School Computer Discovery Camp for Girls, sponsored by the IIT College of Science and Letters and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, will be held Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 18-28, on IIT's Main Campus. Vida Winans (CS MS '90), senior instructor of computer science, will lead participants in a variety of hands-on activities to develop their interest and skills.

The camp is based on a program hosted at IIT last summer, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) "Broadening Participation in Computing" program. High-achieving, motivated girls who will enter grades 7-9 this fall are eligible. Students from populations underrepresented in computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), including African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, are especially encouraged to apply. The cost for the Middle-School Computer Discovery Camp for Girls is $475.00; need-based scholarships are available. To learn more, see https://sites.google.com/site/iitcomputerdiscoverycamp/registration. For questions, please contact Vida Winans at 312-567-5334 or Winans@iit.edu.

Summer jobs: Youth Readiness programs For 2011 all of ages 14-21 contact youthreadychicago@cityofchicago.org by June 3 or call 312 743-0208. Apprenticeships, internships, jobs.

Web Site Publishes Listing of Top 2011 Scholarships For African American Students -- Features Over 100 Different Financial Aid Opportunities --

BlackStudents.com, a popular online resource for African American high school and college students, has published their annual listing of 2011 scholarship opportunities. The scholarships vary in criteria, award amounts, and deadline dates, but are available from over 100 different companies, organizations, and foundations.

Combined, the scholarships amount to more than $5 million in funding for minority students. Majors that qualify include science, technology, engineering, communications, journalism, nursing, education (teaching), and more. The money can be used for tuition, books, and residence at most universities, colleges, and even private schools in the United States.

The published listing includes the following programs: Best Buy Scholarship, Burger King Scholars Program, CIA Undergraduate Scholarship, Dell Scholars Program, Gates Millennium Scholarship, HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship, Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship, National Black Police Association Scholarships, Thurgood Marshall Fund, Tylenol Scholarship, United Negro College Fund, Vanguard Minority Scholarship Fund, Xerox Minority Technical Scholarship, and many more.

National Gardening Grants for youth in schools with gardens, schools.

From: Suero.Maryann@epamail.epa.gov [Suero.Maryann@epamail.epa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:41 PM
Subject: FYI / Nat'l Gardening Assn and Home Depot: 2012 Youth Garden Grants
Program

2012 Youth Garden Grants Program
Sponsor: The National Gardening Association and Home Depot


The National Gardening Association awards Youth Garden Grants to schools
and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. In
evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that
emphasize one or more of these elements: an educational focus or
curricular integration, nutrition or plant-to-food connections,
environmental education, entrepreneurship, and social aspects of
gardening such as leadership development, team building, community
support, or service-learning.

Five programs will receive gift cards valued at $1,000 and 95 programs
will receive a $500 gift card to The Home Depot and educational
materials. Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs,
treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United
States are eligible. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15
children between the ages of 3 and 18 years.

Deadline: November 28, 2011

Please contact the National Gardening Association for more information
and to apply for this funding:
http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/2012-youth-garden-grants-1/

2011 City Youth Council Applications For Chicago Youth Ages 15-23
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation 2011 Undergraduate Scholarship Application

To see the complete listing of scholarship opportunities and their related application details, visit www.BlackStudents.com

Governor Pat Quinn --Illinois Conservation Corps – SEEKING WORKERS www.jobs.illinois.gov:

The Illinois Conservation Corps is a six-month employment opportunity for people between the ages of 18-25. Participants will work on public lands owned or leased by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Eligible applicants must be currently unemployed and available to work for up to six months.

Program participants will maintain buildings and grounds, pick up litter, mow, cut weeds, remove brush, patch concrete and asphalt road surfaces, issue camping permits and register state park campers. Additionally, they may assist with security and fire patrol, trail building, tool/equipment maintenance, painting and repair. They may also assist in the care and propagation of birds, clean bird pens, transport game to laying houses or breeding areas at DNR’s three game farms. Workers may also operate hunter check stations and perform the duties associated with the maintenance of buildings and grounds as identified above.

To apply for a position, complete the attached CWapplication.pdf and CWapplication.pdf Illinois Summer Jobs and email it to Michele.Brown@illinois.gov or fax it to 217-557-8406 questions, please call and ask for the Conservation Worker Program Manager. Applicants will be reviewed and hired on a first-come-first-served.

Parks events and jobs spring and summer 2011: Details and links are in the Park District website.

Day Camp Details
This June and July, more than 30,000 campers ages 6-12 will go on field trips, explore nature, arts and culture, engage in sports and recreation and enjoy pool time at most camps. They will also keep their reading skills sharp as a way to continue learning in preparation for back-to-school in the fall. Parents seeking programs in August are encouraged to also register their children for specialty and late summer camps. Education and character-building components are combined with recreation at several of the Park District's specialty camps. Payment options and financial assistance may be available, call 312.742.5734 for more information.

Day Camp Registration Dates
View summer programs and create your wishlist beginning Monday, March 21. Online registration begins Monday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 9 at the parks. Prior to registering online, please take the time to read through our information page which includes time-saving tips. Go here for general information about day camp.

Spring classes start the week of March 28, and spots are still available in many classes. Go here to view spring programs or call the park(s) directly.

Summer Job Opportunities with Chicago Park District.
Looking for a summer job? The Chicago Park District has a number of seasonal positions available to work with our day campers, in landscape, at our beaches and pools, and more! Visit http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com to access the Chicago Park District's new online application program, to view open positions and to apply online now.

Summer sports are heating up in Hyde Park parks now through August 5.

Free outdoor tennis lessons for ages 8-12 at Kenwood Community Park, 9-noon, 1330 E. 50th St. Daily. 312 747-6286.

Nichols Gym pickup basketball for teens 13-17 Thursdays 6-8. (Adults Tuesdays). Walk-in registration required. $2 per person per night. 312 747-2703.

Jackson Park. Sports camp in the fieldhouse. Fitness center certain hours for teens. BB evenings. Tennis lessons in the 63rd courts.
Summer Track Program by Chicago Track Club- free, introductory for ages 6-14 all abilities through August.
Teams representing community organizations thoroughout Chicano compete in meets and race to be citywide champs. Train at the Jackson Park track at 61st and Stony (until moves for construction) Mon. and Wed. 5-7. http://www.chicagotractkclub.com, 312 243-3335.

Kennicott, Washington, Harris also

 

From the Blackstone Bicycle Works, 6100 Blackstone:

Tuesday through Saturday, we are cranking out bikes with the help of our regular after-school crew of 10-20 students mostly from the neighboring Carnegie Elementary and our Saturday youth who trek here from all across the South Side. They work on homework and bikes with us and a few dedicated volunteers (including the absolutely fabulous Eliza, Riley, Seth, Laura, Tommy, Olivia, and Amima), but a few of our kids could use some extra attention and tutoring. We need two volunteers buddies/tutors (male and female) who are skilled at focusing attention and willing to commit to one or more days a week of after-school tutoring. Must be able to tutor in basic math, reading, and writing and be vaguely interested in bikes.

In other news, following our fire at the end of last summer, the University of Chicago graciously donated a storage container and a load of bikes to fill it, all of which we have fully refurbished to sell! Which brings us to another one of our needs, which you may be able to help us with: we need more bikes. With spring just around the corner, the more bikes we have ready, the closer we will be to meeting our budget for the summer. If you have a bike to donate or know of an apartment building's bike room that could use a fresh start, let us know! ...and just to plant the seed, we are starting to organize volunteers willing to donate storage space and serve as drop-off locations for bikes and parts. More information on this will come next month, but if this interests you, please let us know.

A couple of final requests: our kids often come to us hungry. Any easily served food, in particular, fresh fruit, gives a boost in the energy, morale, and wellness of the shop. Contact us if you've got a donation! Lastly, (and I know this is a long shot) we've got a 18 year old baseball star youth volunteer whose lefty baseball glove can't hold his whole hand. If anyone has a x-large lefty baseball glove for a 6' high-schooler, we will pick it up wherever you've at.

 

For those of you with politically involved teens, the following may be of interest to you.

The Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council (CFPAC) is launching the Chicago Youth Food Policy
Council!

The Youth Council provides an opportunity for Chicago young people who are
excited to be involved in the food justice movement to learn, discuss, and
directly influence Chicago food policy!

The council will be youth-run; its members will determine the agenda, methods,
and policy recommendations of the group. Additionally, two delegates will have
the opportunity to represent their Youth Council in the monthly CFPAC meetings
alongside Neighborhood Council representatives and other food-movement leaders.
It is our goal to have youth-facilitated presentations at the upcoming annual
Chicago Food Policy Conference on March 18th.

We invite your organization to extend this invitation to any and all interested
youth in your community to attend the first Chicago Food Policy Youth Council
meeting of the year! This start-up meeting will be hosted by CFPAC on February
9th at Iron Street Farm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss
the initial goals of the Youth Council, answer questions, brainstorm project
topics, and plan next steps.

RSVP's must be submitted no later than February 1st. Please include
youths' names and contact information.

Questions and RSVP's can be directed to Page May at may20p@gmail.com


Thank you for your continued support.

Best,

Melissa Graham
Founding Executive Director
Purple Asparagus

Violence Stops Here

Just in time for summer: Enter the Violence Stops Here Campaign - Chicago Public School Students ages 13 – 19 can submit a short video of a rap, song or spoken word telling the world how Violence Stops or what it will be like to live without Violence in their community.

The VSH committee, made up of local residents, will determine the top 20 entries to appear online for voting by the community, relatives and friends of the competing artists. Submissions opened June 15th on YouAspire.com

For more information you can visit the website at www.violencestopshere.com

 

Chicago Summer Network camps at Ray, Bret Harte, and McDade Classical schools June 20-July 30 M-F 9:30-4 with before and after options, discounts for multiple children. $550. Early bird rate through March 11. Register at Ray by appointment at 5631 S. Kimbark, at Harte on Mondays, at McDade Fridays 8801 S. Indiana or online at http://www.chicagosummernetwork.com. Info 312 852-8300, info@chicagosummernetwork.com. Art, Dance, Photography, Fashion Design, Cheerleading, Martial Arts, Drumline, Swimming, Etiquette... Website is forthright on programs, policies, expectations. Tied into year long curriculum.

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program is currently accepting applications.
www.princeton.edu/sjp.
All-expenses-paid summer program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days in August on the campus of Princeton University.

Global Summit this spring at Northwestern University
From: Global Engagement Summit 2011 American [american.ges@u.northwestern.edu, american@theges.org]
Subject: Global Engagement Summit - Deadline Extended
Greetings from Northwestern University! My name is Jane Merrill and I am the
chair of the American Delegates committee of the Global Engagement Summit. We
are currently recruiting for our 2011 Summit, which will take place April
20th-24th 2011
at Northwestern. The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day
training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come
together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement;
to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute,
and participate in change-based projects.
We have extended our deadline to December 31st, 2010!

Are you a globally-minded leader passionate about change? Are you looking for a
space to develop your project, increase your knowledge of development, and
connect with other like-minded peers around the world?

The Global Engagement Summit (GES)<http://www.theges.org/> is a five-day
training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come
together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement;
to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute,
and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers
from around the world.

About GES

The mission of GES is to build the capacity of the next generation of global
change leaders. GES builds delegates' skills and capacities to engage in
responsible, effective, and sustainable change around the world.

In the past, the Summit has involved undergraduates and recent graduates from
over 40 countries, 80 colleges and universities,and invited more than 50 global
nonprofits for five days of exchange and capacity building at Northwestern
University in Chicago, IL, USA.

Applications are now available online at:

American delegates:
http://www.theges.org/american.php

International delegates:
http://www.theges.org/international.php

The University of Chicago Hospitals is conducting two research studies involving teenagers struggling with eating:
1. Bulimia Nervosa Study. 12-18. Contact Colleen Stiles-Shields at 773 834-5677 or bulimia@yoda.bsd.uchicaog.edu.
2. Pediatric Overweight Study. 3-17. Kali Ludwig at 773 834-0360 or kludwig@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu.

First, there are free things you can do to get experience, starting in summer:
-- Think about your talents and skills. Can you fix computers, babysit, tutor, clean, make beautiful birthday cards, or do yardwork? You might want to see if you can earn money doing small part-time jobs for friends and neighbors... you'll get employment experience, you'll learn about marketing, sales, and networking, and, best of all, you'll make some cash!
-- See if you can "shadow" a friend, neighbor, or relative with a job you may be interested. If you ask nicely, you may be able to follow them to work and see what they do on a daily basis.
-- Visit youthreadychicago.org to apply for internship positions
-- Pick up The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens, Short Term Trading in the New Stock Market by Toni Turner, or How to Make Money in Stocks - A Winning System in Good Times Or Bad by William O'Neil at a bookstore or library
-- Gain experience volunteering by checking out http://www.chicagocares.org/, 312-780-0800
-- Ask around at a local church or community center to see if things need to get done.
-- Check out http://www.investopedia.com/ and http://morningstar.com/ to learn more about investments and businesses.

and....Math, Science, and Technology
--Visit projectexploration.org to learn about summer science programs in Chicago and around the nation!
--howstuffworks.com will answer any and all questions you've ever had about what you see on a daily basis and how it works
-- Volunteer for the Lincoln Park Zoo: http://www.lpzoo.com/hom_volunteer.php, 312-742-2124 - just one example!!- Science and Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium on the South Lakeshore... or for a hospital- La Rabida, Jackson Park, U of C
-- Pick up The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, The Works by Kate Ascher, and Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Marvin Gardner.
-- Interested in architecture? Check out one of David Macaulay's fabulous illustrated books. Contact Chicago Architecture Foundation, Landmarks Illinois or Preservation Chicago.
-- Go to ocw.mit.edu to take MIT courses for free!

Free Museum Passes. Ald. Will Burns writes:

Did you know that you can visit the Art Institute, Field Museum or Brookfield Zoo for FREE with a museum passport from the Chicago Public Library?

Passes for families of up to four people are available for check out from Chicago Public Library branches. Each library location has a limited number of Passports for each of the 13 museums that participate in the program, and one Museum Passport can be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period for each Great Kids Museum Passport is one week.

More information and a list of participating museums and institutions is available at http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/kids/grkids_museumpass.php.

Journalism, Art, Music, Drama, and Literature, Video
-- Start a blog! Review movies, music, books, cover news in your neighborhood and write about it online. You can start your own blog at www.wordpress.com, http://wwww.blackyouthproject.com, or many more.
-- Visit youngchicagoauthors.org, 773.486.4331 for information about teen publications and spoken word poetry
-- chipublib.org,(312) 747-4090, has lots of resources for teens, including resources for free stuff to do!
-- Check out Red Eye and the Chicago Weekly for free events
-- Write an article, letter to the editor, or op-ed on an issue you care about and submit it to a local newspaper
-- Join 826 Chicago: 826chi.org, 773 772 8108
-- Check out www.cosmolearning.com for free lectures about everything!
--Violence Stops Here

Just in time for summer: Enter the Violence Stops Here Campaign - Chicago Public School Students ages 13 – 19 can submit a short video of a rap, song or spoken word telling the world how Violence Stops or what it will be like to live without Violence in their community.

The VSH committee, made up of local residents, will determine the top 20 entries to appear online for voting by the community, relatives and friends of the competing artists. Submissions opened June 15th on YouAspire.com

For more information you can visit the website at www.violencestopshere.com

Politics and Government
-- Find your local alderman: http://www.chicityclerk.com/citycouncil/alderman/find.html, browse section in http://www.cityofchicago.org (312) 742-5375, and see if you can volunteer for their office (in HP contact at TPreckwinkle@cityofchicago.org, 4659 S. Cottage Grove 2nd fl, 773 536-8103; LHairston@cityofchicago.org, 2325 E. 71st St., 773 324-5555.
-- Follow current events in the newspaper and write letters to politicians asking for change.
-- Volunteer for a cause you care about. Organize protests, informational sessions, petitions, send out e-mails, and so on. You'll learn how to be a leader and how to get things done!
-- Join up with the Mikva Challenge! www.mikvachallenge.org, (312) 863-6340
-- Consider becoming a Public Ally. You need to be 17 and have a high school diploma or a GED for this 10-month paid program that will help you think about social issues and leadership. (www.publicallies.org; 312.422.7777)

The CMAP (official Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) announces Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program for youth in schools.

You or a colleague may have already received information about our Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program. We're looking for students who are curious and eager to explore the world around them. This is an opportunity for teens across the region to learn about northeastern IL and share thoughts with others from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Participants will also meet and interact with selected regional leaders who make key planning decisions in our communities.

Please share the 2011-2012 FLIP application with local high school students who would like to learn about planning and contribute to a better future for our region. Students are required to submit basic contact information, a short narrative (essay) and a letter of recommendation from an adult by Monday, September 16 (extended).

Students from the 2010-2011 program learned about and made recommendations for Fairmont's Safe Routes to School Grant in Will County. View the final presentation PDF. You can view the slideshow of the final presentation, along with captions, on our Flickr page. For more information, keep up with FLIP at its Facebook page or contact Ricardo Lopez at rlopez@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8766 with any questions.

Fashion, Games, Other
-- Visit http://chicagofashionresource.com/ to learn more about designers and boutiques in the city of Chicago.
-- Teach yourself how to play chess! You can start with a book like Chess for Everyone: A Complete Guide for the Beginner and then start to play games online and in the city of Chicago
-- Chicagoland Games holds free board game nights on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Visit chicagolandgames.com or call 773-728-3656
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And to get ready for college: for example
Kappa Leadership Institute Chicago is holding a college admission informational workshop for 9th-12 grade students (and their parents) in Chicago high schools regarding Kappa's readiness training for admission to the best colleges and universities in the U.S. and the Chicago areas.
The session is Saturday, January 15, 10 am prompt to 12:30 pm at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone.
To register: Kappaleaguechicago.org.

Many schools seek unique special activities, especially those which encourage ambition for college education. We are sending this message to selected high schools and believe students may particularly benefit from our African American Male Resource Center (AAMRC) Outreach presentations: The LifeLine Lecture and our Obama-themed, “shifthappens.” We believe Freshman would particularly benefit from The LifeLine Lecture. “shifthappens” is targeted to Juniors, but its message is appropriate for all students. There is no cost to your institution; and we can often arrange to present both on the same visit.
If this opportunity sparks your interest, please be in touch at 773-821-2795 or eguering@csu.edu as soon as possible. Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr., 60628-15890, 773 821-2161.

Watch for DuSable's history vans- in the neighborhoods, in your school. 773 947-0600.

Creation of mosaics and murals is everywhere-- schools, 47th viaducts, underpasses at 57th Lake Shore Drive, the Dan Ryan.... Black Pearl and Hyde Park Art Center are at the heart of such.

Summer camp- lasts are getting underway. sign up is starting. For example, including Early bird specials-- find out about. Fall camps also revving up- We Got Games at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

Hyde Park Neighborhood club announces Fall Program Registration beginning Aug. 2 Early bird special offer runs August 2-6

Chicago, IL (July 29, 2010). . . The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club announces Fall youth program registration opening Monday, August 2. Early Bird Special Offer: we will waive the registration fee of $50 during the week of August 2-6. Only 63 slots are available this year. Before- and After-School programs start Tuesday, September 7; Teens start Monday, September 13. For information or registration, call 773-643-4062 or drop in during business hours (Monday through Friday from 9-5). The Club is located at 5480 S. Kenwood Avenue (corner of 55th and Kenwood). Links: www.hpnclub.org or visit us on Facebook

In 2010, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club proudly celebrates the beginning of its second century of vital service to Hyde Park and the south side of Chicago. HPNC strengthens our community and fosters individual development by complementing and enriching classroom learning for children and youth and by promoting social interaction and wellbeing among seniors. This is truly a place “where generations grow together.” HPNC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Girls baseball signup in Washington Park for Faithful Few GirlsOffTheStreets. June 12 and 19 11-1 in Washington Park. 773 426-3412, faithfulfew1986@hotmail.com.

Find out about bicycle classes this fall and winter at Blackstone Bicycle Works. Preregistration required. 773.241.5458. blackstonebikes@gmail.com.

New programs at Chicago Childcare Society, 5439 S. University. In summer of 2010, CCCS assumed a former Blue Gargoyle literacy/GED program for parents of children 0-3, thanks to a grant from the Barbara Bush foundation. The program starts October 1. CCCS will also have a new Early Head Start program and expanded HIV program. The former, made possible by a large grant, includes home visitation -- 4 home visitors will each visit 12 families a week. The HIV program is for youth and one of few agencies that actually received more from the state. It includes not only focus groups (small-group orientation on lifestyle changes) but for CCCS to teach its HIV education presentation in schools , testing, counseling.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club will also ramp up its new youth-literacy-early childhood focus starting fall 2010.

HP Suzuki is now starting a College Bound Conservatory for school aged youth, fall 2010- Saturdays. Recruiting now, auditions start in July. Preparation for auditions in colleges is a major focus. Music theory, composition, audition, competition preparation, master classes. Especially targeted to persons of color, who are highly underrepresented in classical music groups. Tuition can be very expensive, scholarship funding is being sought. 5500 S. Woodlawn, 773 643-1388, info@hydeparksuzuki.com, http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com.

Check with your school (and in this guide) how partnerships for social and health services or the teaching and implementation of technology-- coming more to HP and surrounding communities!! can blend in with afterschool or other asset and promises-building programs.

Bret Harte TEAM school-based mentoring program for 4th-6th graders seeks more volunteer tutors. For information, call Melvina Coleman of Chicago Youth Centers-Elliott Donnelley, 773 268-3815, X 26 or melvina.coleman@chicagoyouthcenters.org.
See also their and Ray's participation in Chicago Summer Network summer camp!

Jazz Ambassadors! Jazz Institute of Chicago. 410 S Michigan Ave, #943, Chicago, IL, 312 427-1676, Fax 312-427-1684. Jazz Institute of Chicago with Chicago Park District runs a summer program were youth work and young performers work with established musician to earn and perform throughout the city. 6-week program July 27-Sept. 5, culminating at Chicago Jazz Festival Labor Day weekend. Work with Willie Pickens, Pat Mallinger, Lorin Hohen. These 10 youth will be paid CPD employees. Call l312 427-1684 or dan@jazzinchicago.org.

Jazz Ambassadors Auditions - almost certainly coming again in 2011. 2011's cohort were a knock out, judging from their appearance on Introductions on WFMT. Several of the selected students were from Kenwood, Lab School, King?....

For the second straight year the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District will run a youth summer program that pays young jazz musicians to learn from world class jazz musicians and perform throughout the city.

This 6 week program runs from July 27th through September 5th, with a number of concerts presented including a culminating performance at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

The students will work with Willie Pickens, Pat Mallinger, and Lorin Cohen over the course of 6 weeks, giving them a broad range of experience and input on their musicianship and ensemble work.

We are auditioning musicians to fill 10 seats, and the musicians will be paid employees of the Chicago Park District for the duration of the program.

Auditions for the JIC/CPD Summer Program will be held on Wednesday May 6th (but they were still advertising late May), from 5-8pm at the Fine Arts Building/410 S. Michigan Avenue/Room 838.

If you or any young person you know are interested in participating, please fill out below application and fax it to 312-427-1684, or copy the information into an email and send it to dan@jazzinchicago.org.

If you have any questions and to get downloadable description and application feel free to call Dan at 312-427-1676.

Wash and Read corner at Kimbark Laundromat in Kimbark Plaza on 53rd St., in which kids are read to and read while parents do the wash. Occasional except for 6/8 weeks in summer.

Youth-- and parents, and those seeking access to research on the culture, perceptions and needs of black youth- visit http://www.blackyouthproject.com. Lots of opportunities for youth to speak, create, learn, and interact.

Chicago Freedom School has re launched Communiversity, offering five courses this spring for youth and adult community members. These innovative courses offer opportunities to learn about the history social justice movements and moments in intergenerational settings. Please consider taking a class and/or forward to your networks...we need your support!
The brochure and the registration form can be downloaded at http://chicagofreedomschool.org/initiatives/education. Or for summer fellowships- http://chicagofreedomschool.org/initiatives/youth-leadership-development. Contact hilda@chicagofreedomschool.org, Do let me know if you have any questions. Mia Henry, Director, Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State St, 3N Chicago, IL 60605, 312.435.1201, www.chicagofreedomschool.org/.
Summer Fellowships for freshmen-juniors- application due by May 1 yearly- contact hilda@chicagofreedomschool.org.

$10,000 in Camp Scholarships Available for Exceptional Kids


Please forward this information to anyone that you think could benefit from these scholarships!

Twenty (20) $500.00 camp scholarships for various 2009 camp programs to be awarded to children who demonstrate a love for sport, contribute to their communities and excel academically.

Winning Techniques Camp wants to reward 20 children from various communities with a $500 camp scholarship. A simple online nomination form is available at www.winningtechniques.com. If a child in your community stands above the rest and you want to nominate them, simply fill out the form and submit it. Nominations will close May 30, 2009 and winning individuals will be notified June 15, 2009. Scholarships available are 10-Hockey, 5-Figure Skating, 1-Golf, 1- Horseback Riding, 1-Dance, 1-Leadership and 1-Intense Water sports.

Winning Techniques Camp offers co-ed day and resident camp programs for children aged 4 to 16. Camp is structured so that children spend approximately half their day on their chosen specialty program. The balance of a camper’s day will be spent participating in traditional camp programs including Archery, Arts & Crafts, Badminton, Barefooting, Board & Card Games, Bocce Ball, Bonfires, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Shoes, Kayaking, Low Ropes Course, Movie Night, Paddle Boating, Rock Climbing, Snorkeling, Swimming, Tubing, Water skiing, Wakeboarding, Wakeskating, Variety Night & Volleyball.

Winning Techniques Camp is about excellence. Instruction is provided by highly qualified professional coaches including a 10 year NHL veteran & former Figure Skating National Team member. The camp wants to reward excellence in outstanding young people by giving them the opportunity to attend camp and make life long friends with other young people that share similar interests.

The University of Chicago's Civic Knowledge Project affords a number of free and highly practical opportunities for Chicago Public Schools to develop programs and resources recommended by the CPS Environmental Action Plan. The CKP opportunities include: 1. Free, hands-on workshops (for parents and teachers) on site at your school on Sustainable Savings: How Going Green Can Save Your Soul and Your Money; 2. Tree In tours to help your school learn about and appreciate the ecological role of the trees in your neighborhood; 3. School garden consultations, offering user-friendly, step by step help planning your school garden and networking connections to relevant experts at the University of Chicago; 4. Creative ideas for getting your school Green Club going and making its activities relevant to many different areas of the curriculum--e.g. by hosting an Enviro-Bike Club, or an Environmental Advocacy public speaking program. Please visit the CKP's Partnering for a Sustainable Chicago network at http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/sustainability.shtml for more information about our various programs and activities. We make the humanities real!

A UC-related student organization that makes college a reality for poorer students and and provides real mentoring, resources, tutoring is the Chicago Scholarship Foundation (formerly Scholarship Chicago.) It covers the five-year stretch from college application to college graduation and job-finding. It has matriculated students from 87 schools public and private. It interviews juniors for 55 spots plus 20 more through partners, selecting for drive and promise, not "achievement." GPA 2.5-5, AP or not acceptable. It does not target specific ethnic or economic groups and has students from nearly every city neighborhood and ethnic group, and tries to target the most needy and the whole city. 54% of families have have income under $20,000 and some over $100,000-- income doesn't tell the need story! It's not the financial help (which usually includes only a crucial bit such as $5,000 over 5 years--used to leverage into a total of $1 million a year other scholarships) but the mentorship that sets this program apart. Workshops and events are critical elements, including helping the students find their resources, financial and other, apply et al. A big event is one that is far more than a fair with many colleges of many kinds interviewing-- there is a college for every student. Then, when in college, an older student at that college becomes the student's mentor. It's about building community. Then there are the summer workshops with career-directed corporate internships that also teach community involvement. Meseret Negash, Dir. of Programs. http://www.scholarshipchicago.org. 55 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1010 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 784-3300 Fax: (312) 784-3301 inquiries@chicagoscholars.org.

Looking deeper, there are businesses and institutions that are providing free lessons in the schools or outside the schools, such as financial literacy seminars to children or teens-- banks such as Bank Financial or Hyde Park Bank or Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

Some hints to finding programs before hitting the main directory

Most schools as well as parks with field houses have after school and day-0ff from school programs that include tutoring, and some schools have mandated on-site or web tutoring under "No child left behind." There are many commercial tutoring companies including Education Solutions, Huntington, Kumon, Kaplan, Princeton, Sylvan, and web based such as Brainfuse.)
To Chicago Public Schools Office of Afterschool Programs,
CPS Student Zone: http://zone.cps.k12.il.us/, (see below) Education Station and Homework Mastery Center,
http://www.tutormentorconnection.org.
Schools post-homework, notices etc. are in CPS' School Notes. More on online tutoring a bit further down.

Schools: there are many grants out there such as for teaching and engaging youth (and teachers) in creatively and intelligently using and integrating the various technology, computer skills, and media, for example. But to get them you have to have your technology or other required "plan." And this requires hiring the teachers who will go with this and keep up with the changes.

Primary Readiness Enrichment Program includes information to help parents know the difference between kinds of schools and what each are looking for.. http://www.prepchicago.com, 1507 E. 53rd st #442, 773 312 834-7734.

To a more complete description of the CPS After School/Office of Extended Learning Opportunities programs (separate page).

And many churches have their community centers, often including gyms, open to youth and active teaching programs.

Don't overlook getting involved YOURSELF not only with the extracurricular clubs and organizations in your school but using your required community service to learn new skills and confidence and make new connections. And reach other to organizations that can use your help and teach you much--faith organizations, Hospitals, camera and drama groups, the Historical Society, Garden Fair and service organizations and much more that have "junior" auxiliaries. Check also with the police districts for Explorer groups and more (see below). Some businesses may have ways to take on junior employees. And there is Junior Achievement through which you can learn to set up and run a business. Visit some of this website's Calendars and Directories to get some ideas. An example where you can volunteer at a center or in its partner schools- see Chicago Youth Centers-Elliott Donnelley Center.

Two 2009 studies at Chapin Hall Center for Children show that quality out of school activities can make a real difference in kids development and school performance and graduation. One key is parents being involved with their kids' activities.

Recent studies by Robert M. George and Ruth Cusick include How Active are Teens Out of School (3/4 are inactive to mildly active (esp. female black in the upper grades with low self esteem), and it's often tied to the safety and variables in the neighborhoods (esp. "chaotic" and unsafe, but high-poverty correlates just for girls) but in surprising ways. Parental connection with adolescents is a key. High abundance of programs does not correlate to activity, although their quality and level of organization of experiences does--"opening the gym" not enough. Highest activity matches where there are diverse experiences for kids. Appealing (esp. to girls and to the least active) by including responsibility, leadership and other means that promote self esteem. Invest resources in enough quality, targeted and appealing programs and facilities (including in schools) that youth do not have to cross boundaries to reach!

Their study, After School Programs and Academics (a study of After School Matters) finds a relationship between participation in after school activities and higher school attendance, a lower rate of class failures, and higher graduation rates. It may be as much that the activities hook them on being in school as that the activities directly carry over into studies. How kids are being hooked and the feedback loops need further research.

Another tip: get involved in civic activist and political organizations. One of several partisan and nonpartisan campaign involvement sites is www.voteforchange.com, which qualifies persons over a certain age for registering persons to vote in any state.

Artists, such as from the Art Institute, go into the schools (example KAM Nursery School) to bring specific broader lessons, such as attachment to nature and environmental concern. At the other end of the spectrum is one-on-one engagement whether tutoring or Next Step programs working with teen parents.

In addition to what's in the www.hydepark.org website, The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, the Hyde Park Art Center, Blackstone Library offer classes including day-off-from-school programs. For such general cultural classes check our Cultural Resources Page or the Cultural Calendar. Ask local churches and synagogues also. See also the Recreation and Fitness Resources Directory, Nichols Park Gym.

Find out about holistic family approaches including assets and promises approaches in this website. There are studies and evaluations of such programs and what is available, for example from the Chapin Hall website (at U of C):evaluating After School Matters, How Active are Teens, and Adults and Bullying: Go to http://www.about.chapinhall.org/research/areas/Youth%20Development%20and%20Afterschool%20Initiatives.

Academic, Tutoring, Mentoring, service and similar programs (you in turn can be a tutor!) (Included are some preschool programs that are in the HPKCC Youth Programs Database.) See also our Education and Schools Resources page and Helpline (sections in its index). In this page: CPS supplemental educational and similar tutoring services. Commercial online tutoring services.

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Chicago KidStart and related programs (See more After School Matters programs at start of next section.)

Civic Knowledge has joined with AKArama and Black Star Project to create AKArama University tutoring and more.

FREE READING AND MATH TUTORING FOR 5th -8th GRADERS
PLUS ADULT WRITING CENTER (space is limited)
WHAT
The Black Star Project offers small group instruction for 5th to 8th graders in Reading, Writing, and Math, along with the Civic Knowledge Project's Winning Words Philosophy Program as our specialty subject.
The University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project and the Odyssey Project offer an adult writing center, including peer writing groups and faculty-led workshops, on topics such as Reading to Write, Memoir Writing, Poetry Writing and Sharpening Professional Writing.
WHEN
Every Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
Winter session runs January 12, 2013 – March 16, 2012
WHERE
The AKArama Foundation Community Service Center
6220 S. Ingleside, Chicago, IL 60637 2 Blocks East of Cottage Grove
HOW
Register by phone or email
Parents may pre-register until January 11, 2013
Call Jami Becka at (773)285-9600 Email jami@blackstarproject.org to or visit www.blackstarproject.org
AKArama University is a joint program of:
The Black Star Project’s Saturday University
AKArama Foundation, Inc. of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Theta Omega Chapter
The University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project
The Odyssey Project of the Illinois Humanities Council

Free Tutors Help, Inc., http://www.elitehometutoring.com links to 14 free home tutoring websites, from subjects to ranking and admissions tests:

www.PsatTutors.com
www.SatTestTutors.com
www.GreTutorsHelp.com
www.ToeflTutors.com
www.CahseeTutors.com
www.IseeTutors.com
www.SsatTutorsHelp.com
www.GmatTutorsHelp.com
www.SatSubjectTestTutors.com
www.ChspeTutors.com
www.AsvabTutors.com
www.GedTutors.com
www.ActTutors.com
www.HsptTutors.com

SAT PSAT etc. prep courses. In addition to such nationwide companies as Kaplan, there are small tutorial groups such as:

Performance in Education. 1611 E. 55th St. #2, 773 613-9231

http://www.UniversityTutor.com is a worldwide registry of tutors in all subjects worldwide, with a premium $ for profile listing, otherwise free. It's for person on person linkup, not for "online" tutoring, although the tutor can arrange to tutor online. Some are university, others not. Most pupils are high school.
Among many others online: http://ParliamentTutors.com.
Another online match service is http://www.tutorbungalow.com.

Most schools as well as parks with field houses have after school and day-0ff from school programs that include tutoring, and some schools have mandated on-site or web tutoring under "No child left behind." There are many commercial tutoring companies including Education Solutions, Huntington, Kumon, Kaplan, Princeton, Sylvan, and web based such as Brainfuse.) Tutoring is a major initiative of the Blue Gargoyle,
To Chicago Public Schools Office of Afterschool Programs,
CPS Student Zone: http://zone.cps.k12.il.us/, (see below) Education Station and Homework Mastery Center,
http://www.tutormentorconnection.org.
Schools post-homework, notices etc. are in CPS' School Notes. More on online tutoring a bit further down.
Most schools as well as parks with field houses have after school and day-0ff from school programs that include tutoring, and some schools have mandated on-site or web tutoring under "No child left behind." There are many commercial tutoring companies including Education Solutions, Huntington, Kumon, Kaplan, Princeton, Sylvan, and web based such as Brainfuse.)
To Chicago Public Schools Office of Afterschool Programs,
CPS Student Zone: http://zone.cps.k12.il.us/, (see below) Education Station and Homework Mastery Center, Schools post-homework, notices, etc. in CPS School Notes.
More on online tutoring a bit further down.

To a more complete description of the CPS After School/Office of Extended Learning Opportunities programs (separate page).

http://www.tutormentorconnection.org. Lots on the South Side including several from De La Salle Institute's Tolten Institute although that's mainly for adults. Maps and matches students and families throughout the city with tutors throughout the city.
Some online tutoring providers: There are many commercial tutoring companies (may be expensive) including Education Solutions, Huntington, Kumon (see below for a physical local branch at 55th and Lake Park)), Kaplan, Princeton, Sylvan, and web based such as Brainfuse and Tutorial School http://www.tutorialschool.com .)
Academic Approach provides ACT test preparation as well as English and vocabulary building courses for freshmen, sophomores and more courses. Seems to be user friendly.
There are many online/in home programs now, such as ClubZ. http://www.clubztutoring.com, 708-534-3981.
Educate Online.
DeSonta Tillman |Territory Manager, Sales Educate Online, Inc. Office (312) 421-2440 Cell (312) 282-7690, 420 North May Street Chicago, IL 60622. Desonta. Tillman@educate-online.com. http://www.educate-online.com. Tutoring Services is a national online match-finder, esp. math and science. http://www.tutoringservices.com.

Google Tutoring and Literacy Resources: Publications. Live online: http://www.GrowingStars.com and many more.
Look for more private tutors or tutoring services at http://www.WyzAnt.com and similar sites on search engines.
http://www.tutorsource.com (connects local tutors with parents and children in need of academic tutoring)
Another, which guarantees state-certification, is EleMental Learning: http://www.elemental-learning.com (home page)
Or, if you prefer, the webpage which is specifically for Chicago area folks. It is located at: http://www.elemental-learning.com/ChicagoTutorsPage/tabid/86/Default.aspx.

More online tutoring or connectors: (we cannot vouch)
http://www.firsttutors.com/usa
http://www.tutorspree.com/browse/?q=Hyde+park+chicago


SAT PSAT etc. prep courses.
In addition to such nationwide companies as Kaplan, or smaller web-bases such as PrepMe.com (by U of C alumni), there are small tutorial groups such as: Performance in Education. 1611 E. 55th St. #2, 773 613-9231.

E Learning for Schools. A new program designed to teach savvy computer, internet and technology skills to classes of parents and children, elementary and middle, school leading to Technology Certification. The standardized global curriculum is on line and looking for a 60-parent pilot for 8 weeks and to help schools develop their technology plan that is entry to funding. Will be a modest charge to school and parents. Nitin Hemmady. http://www.elearning forschools.com, nitin@elearningforschools.com.

Lango Kids. http://www.langokids.com. Foreign languages for the really young. Now has a Hyde Park site in conjunction with Baby PhD Childcare Network (which see) and Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (which see). At Lango your child will learn another language, make developmental strides, explore other cultures and make friends. Our highly engaging language classes use music, games, art and stories to teach kids new languages. We offer language classes at convenient locations in communities around the United States. Now at Shoesmith School.
Tot 'N Parent, Preschool, Early Elementary (through age 8), Summer camps (ages 3-8, located in various states but not yet Midwest).
Early Elementary Language Classes: Our early elementary students learn their new languages through adventures, activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, and that reward kids with a feeling of accomplishment. A simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in their new language, but read and write as well. Lango is proud to partner with dozens of elementary schools nationwide to provide convenient classes to their students.

Primary Readiness Enrichment Program includes information to help parents know the difference between kinds of schools and what each are looking for.. http://www.prepchicago.com, 1507 E. 53rd st #442, 773 312 834-7734.
Workshops: Student Programs- 12 week test prep sessions. Parent Seminars: Intro to the process, School Evaluations, Applications and Testing, Admissions results and Next Steps.

Trinity Higher Education Corporation, outreach of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. The THEC Mission is to promote, support, and facilitate the pursuit of higher education among underserved and under-represented communities within Metropolitan Chicago and it’s surrounding areas. As we work towards multiple objectives, which are designed to empower those we serve to gain a comprehensive perspective in regards to higher education, THEC delivers a set of services designed to accomplish the task of meeting each individual goal. Some of the greatest minds in history have passed through the halls of the many institutions of higher learning. The goal of humanity should be to ensure that all who seek knowledge be given an opportunity to pursue it. Includes ACT test prep, HCBU campus (Historically Black) tours, Wright-Purnell College Placement Center, Educational Talent Search, Gear Up, MLK College program, and events such as college tours, English Lab and Math Lab. 1947 W. 95th St. 60643. http://www.thec4success.org.

Looking deeper, there are businesses and institutions that are providing free lessons in the schools or outside the schools, such as financial literacy seminars to children or teens, or and also otherwise adopt sponsor programs in schools (HP Bank- Bret Harte)-- banks such as Bank Financial or Hyde Park Bank or Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. http://www.bankfinancial.com, 1354 E. 55th St., 800- 894-6900, branch manager Marianne Bagnola 773 896-1013. http://www.hydeparkbank.net, 1525 E. 53rd St. 773 752-4600. http://www.hpnclub.org.

For the college bound: A UC-related student organization that makes college a reality for poorer students and and provides real mentoring, resources, tutoring is the Chicago Scholarship Foundation (formerly Scholarship Chicago.) It covers the five-year stretch from college application to college graduation and job-finding. It has matriculated students from 87 schools public and private. It interviews juniors for 55 spots plus 20 more through partners, selecting for drive and promise, not "achievement." GPA 2.5-5, AP or not acceptable. It does not target specific ethnic or economic groups and has students from nearly every city neighborhood and ethnic group, and tries to target the most needy and the whole city. 54% of families have have income under $20,000 and some over $100,000-- income doesn't tell the need story! It's not the financial help (which usually includes only a crucial bit such as $5,000 over 5 years--used to leverage into a total of $1 million a year other scholarships) but the mentorship that sets this program apart. Workshops and events are critical elements, including helping the students find their resources, financial and other, apply et al. A big event is one that is far more than a fair with many colleges of many kinds interviewing-- there is a college for every student. Then, when in college, an older student at that college becomes the student's mentor. It's about building community. Then there are the summer workshops with career-directed corporate internships that also teach community involvement. Meseret Negash, Dir. of Programs. http://www.scholarshipchicago.org. 55 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1010 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 784-3300 Fax: (312) 784-3301 inquiries@chicagoscholars.org.

Home schooling support group: December 3 2010, Friday, 11 am. Mid-South Chicago H.O.U.S.E. homeschoolers meet at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. Tan Gay 312 326-1881 or JaQui Ward 773 360-3380 jward2c@gmail.com. (regular schedule?)

More specifically tutors.

  • AKA rama University (Civic Knowledge, Black Star, Akarama)- see at top of section.
  • The Baby Ph.D. Childcare Network. Sarah Diwan. 5411 S. Dorchester, 60615. http://www.babyphd.com, info@babyphd.com. phdccn@gmail.com. More in Main Providers and other sections below.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago tutors in Hyde Park (and many other) schools, including Ray. To volunteer (which they are seeking). 312 727-0637.
  • Black Star Project, Black Data Processors Association encourages schools, families, students to participate in its High School Computer Competition. Students learn html, web page design, flow charting, Java, other applications. Starts January, 2005. www.bdpa-chicago.org. Black Star Project Director Philip Jackson, contact Catherine Jackson- Catherine@blackstarproject.com. BSP sponsors many clubs and programs, including at Afrocentric Bookstore, 4655 S. King Dr., and the University of Parenting at St. Paul and the Redeemer.
    AKA rama University (Civic Knowledge, Black Star, Akarama)- see at top of section.
  • Black Star's programs are for youth and for parents (based at St. Paul & the Redeemer): 312 842-3527, blackstar2003@ameritech.net
  • Calvert House. Tutoring at Calvert House Roman Catholic campus center, 5735 S. University. Laura Lecompte at 773 288-2311. For students in grades 2-12 Tu and W after school and Sat. morning or afternoon. http://calvert.uchicago.edu, calvert@uchicago.edu.
  • Centers for New Horizons After School Programs (hq. 3950 S. State), 773 667-0666. http://www.cnh.org.
  • Chicago Academic Games League. A committee of HPKCC, this program brings kids from several schools to the UC Lab School monthly for math game teaching. Participating schools must cosponsor and provide a teacher. There is an annual tournament. Contact University of Chicago Service Center. (773) 834-1549. http://ucsc.uchicago.edu. ucsc@uchicago.edu. Wallace E. Goode, wgoode@uchicago.edu, 773 834-1549. In 8 schools in 2007.
  • Chicago Child Care Society
    5467 S. University Avenue. 773 643-0452. http://www.cccsociety.org. Nancy Johnstone, Exec. Director.
    Since 1849, Chicago's and Hyde Park's oldest child welfare agency. To safeguard vulnerable children and reinforce their families first.
    Child and Family Development Center serves 2-5s in Community Day Care for working parents. There is also Homeless Day Care and Protective Day Care. Takes both community and DCFS kids including pick up to and from shelters. "
    Clinical family services such as foster care and adoptions. Licensed therapists. Next Step program prepares teenage mothers with one child for college. Funding at the center has been stable, being mostly federal or private, including for early childhood, but state and other cuts and delays threaten girl-oriented foster care, tutoring and mentoring children, and people taking in children of relatives.
    Family Learning Program- literacy. Jane Hough, director. In a new annex space, 5465 S. University. This program is primarily for parents without GED and their children up to 3- separate GED and childcare.
    More is starting in fall 2010, so call.
  • Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State St, 3N Chicago, IL 60605, 312.435.1201, www.chicagofreedomschool.org. Classes for youth and adults in civic responsibilities and putting freedom into action.
  • Chicago Youth Centers. Nearest is Elliott Donnelley at 3947 S. Michigan, 60653. 773 268-3815, Fax 773 268-2723- an excellent center. Center Director G. Sequane Lawrence, sequane.lawrence@chicagoyouthcenters.org. Main number is 773 468-3357. http://www.chicagoyouthcenters.org. Main description in the following Main Academic set of listings. Needing your help also:
    CYC Elliott Donnelley Center and Price 21st Century- Chicago Youth Centers also appeals to mentors to partner schools including Bret Harte and Overton.
    CYC Elliott Donnelley Price 21st Century: At Price Literature and Writing Elementary School, 4351 Drexel. 60653. Resource coordinator Ms. Patricia Flax, call Price at 773 535-1300 or Elliott Donnelley (3947 S. Michigan 60653) at 773 268-3815. Homework help, academic enrichment, mentoring, life skills workshops, cultural and recreational programs, clubs (include hip hop dance, science, mural art, world drama, African or Brazilian/Batucada drum, art of singing, quarterly family night, field trips. Mon-Thurs 2:45-6 pm during the school year.
    Chicago Youth Centers T.E.A.M. School-Based Mentoring Program Visit our website: www.chicagoyouthcenters.org.
    See details.
  • City Year- tutoring in North Kenwood/Oakland charter and Reavis elementary-- see in Main Academic section which follows.
  • Creative Mansion Children's Academy. CLOSED PERMANENTLY.
  • Digital Youth Network. 1050 E. 47th St. Akili Lee (? alee@ueischools.org?). Digital Youth Network trains youth in schools including Kenwood Academy in media productions and arts ranging from the bits and final productions to producing their own portfolios and resumes. http://www.Iremix.org.
  • Education Station. National tutoring company. http://www.educate.com (no site found). Free in conjunction with CPS and schools. Small groups. Local number 312 320-5332. Natalie Oliver, natalie.oliver@educate.com. Parent Helpline 800 246-2154.
  • Faithful Few (The). Hyde Parker Denard Jacox is now director. 1448 E. 52nd St. #164, 773 834-6722. But its website gives at least for gifts C/O LaDonna McCormick, Secretary, 3629 South Indiana. djacox@hotmail.com. Works using volunteers including with children with attention deficit and hyperactivity or bipolar disorders. . Works holistically including through softball and work with YMCA, Chicago Park District and one on one mentoring. 773 426-3472, http://www.faithfulfew.org.
  • Futureworld Learning Centers Nfp, 1744 E. 55th St. Chicago, IL 60615, 773 256-1570, details at 312 719-4907. Ms. Parham. futureworldhydepark@hotmail.com. http:/www.futureworldlearningcenters.org or http://www.futureworldhydepark.org. Links other than email do not currently work.
    Before and after school centers- partnering with computers in park fieldhouses, internet fun learning, afterschool homework help using computers and competition and teaching blitz math, speed reading, photo/graphics, website creation. Can be affordable or free.
  • God Squad Christian Summer Camp. 6-14 yrs, 12-5 M-F. 4941 S. Drexel Blvd. 773 548-0400.
  • The Homework Mastery Center. 5220 S. Blackstone? Listed in search as at 1424 E 53rd St. Chicago, IL 60615, 773 684-2555. K-12. State approved, certified teachers on staff. http://www.homeworkmastery.com.
  • Hyde Park After School Programs. 5234 S. Blackstone Ave., 773 363-5844.
  • Hyde Park Art Center. 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. 773 324-5520. http://www.hydeparkart.org. Creativity, school-day-off and summer camps; classes, some programs in some schools. Some specifics are in the Cultural Calendar.
  • Hyde Park Development Center- closed.
  • Hyde Park Learning Resources Center. http://www.hplrc.org. 5114 S. Dorchester. 312 209-3852. Call and ask for Lillie Goodwin, lillie.goodwin@sbcglobal.net. Tutoring and homework, test preparation centering on academics for all grades. 2 pm earliest to 6 pm. Safe Haven.
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. 5480 S. Kenwood. 773 643-4062. http://www.hpnclub.org. Year-round Before and After school and Days Off, Summer Camp. 7 am-6 pm ages 6-12. Some programs for teens. Reg. opens about May 2.
  • Hyde Park Parent Cooperative for Early Learning- see Parent Cooperative...
  • Hyde Park Parent Support Network- parents and young kids play interactive, stimulative games. 5230 S. Blackstone. 773 684-2555. http://www.hydeparkpsn.org.
  • Hyde Park Young Life. Marlena Fleming, Director. Contact Info: Young Life Hyde Park c/o Donna Dortzbach 4524 S. Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60653. 773 540-8860, http://www.younglife.org (search by zip then click Hyde Park). (Also given as 5421 S. Dorchester #1 60615. Cell 312 245-3364 but this is not in their website.) Faith based tutoring and mentoring and empowerment groups in Kenwood Academy, Canter (including an after school dance class) et al, Kenwood Park fieldhouse, and more is combined with hands on ministry and service projects, training, field trips and mentoring opportunities for teens. From a national faith based organization that has lots of camps et al.
  • Ivy League Tutoring. www.ivyleaguetutoring.biz, 7134 S Jeffery Blvd. Chicago, IL 60649. (773) 752-2222
    Tutors for Harvard, Yale, Cornell, U of C. One-to-one tutoring, elementary through Ph.D. and adult, leading to success including at top flight universities who are in the top 1% of the country in verbal and mathematical skills (Grad. Record Exam). Targeted especially to an African-American population and to learning disabled and remedial. Adept at motivation. Mathematics, Science, Reading, English, Social Science, Foreign Languages, ISAT, Terra Nova ACT, PSAT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT. Onsite or online. 26 years experience. Thoroughly tests all incoming students, designs an individual instruction program, re teaches foundations, practical as well as theoretical, stress on retention, parental engagement and instruction. Noon to 10 pm M-Th, 7-10 St adn Sun. Initial test $75. $75 per (full) hour. Each additional student is only $5 more (parents free). Carol Young or Adrian Hunter at 773 752-2222.
  • Kemit Learning Center. Professional day care in a home environment. Full curriculum lead by a certified teacher- Spanish, Music, Educational field trips, Yoga, baby sign language. After school care incl. transportation, Ages 6 weeks-to 7 years old 773 268-4454. http://www.kemitlearningcenter.com.
  • Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4600-08 S. Greenwood, 773 373-2861. Tutoring, recreation, arts, crafts, Bible class for ages 6-16 Saturday noon-3 pm. http://www.kenwooducc.org.
  • Kumon Math and Reading Centers. 1525 E. 55th St. Ste 202. Use the general no. 800 937-6284. http://www.kumon.com. (look for Chicago-area-tutoring).
  • Literacy Works. C/o Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street,Chicago, Illinois 60660, 773-334-8255, info@litworks.org. Christine Kenny Executive Director, (773) 334-8255, christine@litworks.org ; Betsy Rubin, Adult & Family Literacy Specialist, (773) 860-5735, betsy@litworks.org. Lots of outreach, training, funding. http://www.litworks.org. info@litworks.org. See more in main academic section below.
  • Little Black Pearl Workshop. 1060 E. 47th. 773 285-1211. An extraordinary new facility- arts, computer, tutoring, restaurant. Adding music, family progs. in early 2005. http://www.blackpearl.org.
  • Metro Squash- see in main academic below.
  • Music Teachers of Hyde Park. 773 643-9251. (Ties in with Hyde Park Youth Symphony and Blackstone Library 4thonday recital series. (See Cultural Resources, Cultural Calendar). http://www.mthp.org.
  • New Ways Learning. NewWays Learning works with adults, youth and children to develop the skills for success. We Work To Reach Your Goals. NewWays Learning is a place for thinking and learning. Learning is a process between students and teachers. We begin with... the goals you want to reach. Tutors work with students to reflect on learning, celebrate success, learn from mistakes and move forward to make new goals.
    You Can Work On Many Kinds of Goals: One to One Tutoring, Home Schooling, Reading, Writing and Math. Learn English (ESL), Study for the GED, High School Prep, Middle School Prep, College Prep, (ACT/SAT), Job Readiness and Employment Skills and Computer Skills.
    Our goal is to help you reach your goals. We will do everything we can to help you find a tutor at a cost that you can afford. Our students never pay more then 10-15 dollars an hour. NewWays Learning also offers free services to several students each year who qualify.
    773-322-9668, newwayslearning@gmail.com, www.newwayslearning.com.
  • The Next Step. A program for teen mothers to transition from high school to junior college. By the Junior League and UC Pediatrics Dept., 5440 S. Drexel (Friend Center), 773 834-4504. Search in UChospitals.edu.
  • Open Book Program. Institute for Positive Living/Open Book Program. 435 E.35th St. Chicago IL 60616. 773 924-9801. http://www.openbook.org. Rev. Marrice Coverson. After-school literacy program based in Bronzeville.
  • Piano Hands Tutoring. Looking for info.
  • Parent Cooperative for Early Learning. Monica S. Foster, mnc_foster@yahoo.com. 5300 S. Shore Dr. 883 784-6363, Fax 773 684-0142. http://www.parentcoop.org.
  • PhD Tutors Chicago. These are U of Chicago PhD candidates in various fields who will tutor , for fee. http://phdtutorschicago.schools.officelive.com. phd.tutors.chicago@gmail.com.
  • Posh Tutoring and recreation Center. Enrichment, one-on-0ne, individualized, added practice time., K-12 tutoring. Illinois Learning Standards Alignment, bi-weekly progress reports, month-to-month payment, academic summer camp. Opens May 1. 209 E. 31st St. 60616. 312 208-8736, poshtutoring@att.net. www.poshtutoring.com.
  • Church of St. Paul and The Redeemer seeks volunteer tutors for 1st and 2nd graders and students. Wednesdays, 3:14-4:15 starting in January. Linda Thisted, 773 947-9243. http://www.sp-r.org, info@sp-r.org.
  • STRIVE. From Ellis Avenue Church, 5001 S. Ellis, 773 268-4910. Provides after school and summer tutoring for grades 1-12. http://www.ellisavenuechurch.org.
    Strive programs are also run in schools by University of Chicago tutoring programs. At Ellis Ave.- Paula Hatfield. May or may not be leading the same program: Mark Bourdenko [mailto:mbourdenko@gmail.com, 617-935-6364 or assistant director Matthew Katz at 850-510-8894. Also involved is CPS CAO M Hill Hammock.
  • Sylvan Learning Center now located in the Del Prado, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. 773 288-8888. http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/centers/60615/directions.cfm, http://www.chicago_sylvan-learning.info/
  • Tutor-Mentor Connection. Inter alia maps and matches (including online) students and families from every part of the city with nearby or distant tutors throughout the city. http://www.tutormentorconnection.org.
  • Tutor-Spree. http://www.tutorspree.com/browse/chicago-il-tutors. Lots of local and Chicago tutors in a wide range of fields, from U of C and other current college students to persons active in many fields.
  • Tutoring Services is a national online match-finder, esp. math and science. http://www.tutoringservices.com.
  • United Church of Hyde Park arranges tutoring, mentoring and other programs in and out of schools-- Rev. Franshonn C. Salter, M.Div. Youth Pastor. 1448 E. 53rd St. 773 324-7600, fax 363-2240, franshonn@gmail.com, www.uchpeace.org.
  • University of Chicago see the many programs in the following section, Academics or go to the simplified Youth Programs Database.
  • http://www.UniversityTutor.com is a worldwide registry of tutors in all subjects worldwide, with a premium $ for profile listing, otherwise free. It's for person on person linkup, not for "online" tutoring, although the tutor can arrange to tutor online. Some are university, others not. Most pupils are high school.
  • Varsity Tutors Chicago. A private, in-home tutoring company employing many UC students and grads. K-12 academics or test prep. $65-$75 per hour with package discounts. 5656 S. University, 847-840-2442. http://www.varsitytutors.com.
  • Windy City Cares mentoring. Just getting started, seeking mentors? Works with North Kenwood Oakland UC charter school. More in main academic section next. Contact Bernard Key at bkey@beylinktechnologies.com.
  • Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP) provides after school tutoring services, homework help, and extracurricular activities run by University of Chicago students to elementary and middle school children in Woodlawn. With Woodlawn Collaborative, 6401 S. Kimbark, woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com. Student org: For contacts: University Community Service Center, 773 753-GIVE, ucsc@uchicago.edu, or search in UC website.
  • World of Words will be in fall 2008 be teaching kids who want a writing career and helping them get published. Will serve 29th to 71st, State to the lake. Location and more info as available. Not known if this got up and running.
  • Young Life- see Hyde Park Young Life.
  • Youth at the Crossroads. 1300 E. 47th St. Suite 223, Chicago Il 60653, yac312@yahoo.com. Assist youth in creating and achieving goals including networking, entrepreneurship, college and scholarship searches, life skills, mentoring, counseling, tutoring.
  • Other summer camps: Ancona School, Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Jewish Community Center, Little Black Pearl, Parks, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Summerlab, U of C Super Summer Sports Camp, and more. (See in Afterschool page-Camps.)
  • Economic skills: Civic Empowerment http://www.civicempowerment.org; Partners in Community Building, http://www.picbchicago.org; Junior Achievement, http://www.jachicago.org (see next dir.); ....many!
  • Many advertise tutoring in the neighborhood. One example: Tu 3-5 and Sat 12-3 by appointment for high school students and elementary Monday 3-5 at Hyde Park West Apartments, 5235 S. Cottage Grove- call 773 324-7600.

MAIN BROADER AND INCLUSIVE ACADEMIC PROVIDERS DIRECTORY

• Black Youth Blogging – daily blogs by black youth on important and controversial topics and links to black youth bloggers
Rap Lyrics Database – the first public searchable database of rap music lyrics based on Billboard charts
• Curriculum Workshop – teachers, social workers, community activists, and artists can download and add to curriculum centered on the experiences of black youth and use data from the Black Youth Survey.
• Black Youth Create! – uploaded videos, spoken word, webisodes and other offerings made by black youth
• Research and Resources – listings/links to latest reports, research, books, films, documentaries, organizations and websites focused on black youth
• Survey Data & Findings – the Black Youth Project Survey includes the most extensive dataset on black youth
• Black Youth in the News – articles on black youth from newspapers across the country

In summer of 2010, CCCS assumed a former Blue Gargoyle literacy/GED program for parents of children 0-3, thanks to a grant from the Barbara Bush foundation. The program starts October 1. CCCS will also have a new Early Head Start program and expanded HIV program. The former, made possible by a large grant, includes home visitation -- 4 home visitors will each visit 12 families a week. The HIV program is for youth and one of few agencies that actually received more from the state. It includes not only focus groups (small-group orientation on lifestyle changes) but for CCCS to teach its HIV education presentation in schools , testing, counseling.
Family Learning Program- literacy. Jane Hough, director. In a new annex space, 5465 S. University. This program is primarily for parents without GED and their children up to 3- separate GED and childcare.

Year-round Before and After school and Days Off, Summer Camp 7 am-6 pm ages 6-12. Tot Lot October to May Tu., Wed., Fri. mornings. For complete information and very full schedule visit their website. Before and after school care is available for children ages 5-12. Club staff drop children off and pick them up from the schools that are in close proximity to the Club. Open Gym 5:30 to 8:30 weekday evenings. Also ballet, jazz, tap, martial arts, hip hop, digital music, art, field trips, computer. See also in hydepark.org (this site) Neighborhood Club Programs and Collaborers in the Community. Includes Baby PhD Childcare Network programs daily at the Club.
Financial Literacy classes for grades 7-12.
7th and 8th grade After School Program: Life Skills, Homework Assistance, Presentation Skills, Spoken Word and Fine art, Basketball and Sports.
Daily bus pickup at Canter middle School. 773 643-4062.
A new focus is the intergenerational mentoring Program. Brings together adults over 55 with teens 12-14 years old- starts Winter 2009.
Note, the 2008 summer program has been revised and enhanced to stress field trips to swimming, beaches, museums as well as doing art projects, playing sports, and educational brush up. Under temporary staff.
The fall program is hoped to be expanded to high school students and include financial management, spoken word, and African Dance and is being fine tuned in consultation with Cantor, Kenwood, Murray and Ray schools. Li'l Kickers, We Got Game.

In progress: more Teen and High School Financial Literacy and Management: Checking and savings accounts How-To, budgeting, investments, stock market, asset building: Money Talks Teen Financial Empowerment Program 6 week program April 15-May 22 Wed. and Fridays 5:30. College Preparation for High Schoolers: SAT/ACT, computer lab, financial aid, personal statement tutoring.

Teen Summer Program. Includes weekly field trips around the city planned by students who learn how to use public transit as first choice, to navigate the city and a host of topics. Travel underwritten by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.

New: Intergenerational Programming Every generation has its ways of expressing its story. Highlights: oral histories, events, visual arts, dancing
MORE ON FALL AND WINTER 2008 PROGRAMS IN CULTURAL SECTION.
The intergenerational program includes middle school students interviewing South Side senior citizens of various lifestyles including LGBT in conjunction with Howard Brown. More in Youth Discussion-empowerment section.

Early childhood programs continue to grow. Tot Lot (raising funds for new toys). This is an indoor playground with tricyclesclimbing structures, an woode push toys.
Yoga for young children, sign language, blocks and imaginaton play groups.


Cultural and Arts providers or places for youth, do or likely include IN SCHOOLS esp. in the after school hours

http://www.cpsarts.org

 

 

Cultural, Arts and Science organizations or places otherwise providing activities in schools or OUTSIDE, , and having some activities for school kids during closed school days, but mostly providing activities during other times. Museums in detail next section.

Ask at Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their guidebook "Making Music: a Parent and Teacher Guide to Music Instruction in Metro Chicago." Covered is Why Study Music, How Do I Choose and Instrument (and what to watch for as to whether the child will practice), Who Offers Music Instruction (Beverly Arts Center, Chicago West Community Music Center, CSO Percussion Scholarship Program, Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College, DePaul University Community Music Division, Hyde Park Suzuki Institute (q.v.), Kindermusik at Symphony Center, Merit School of Music, Music House Inc., The Music Institute of Chicago, New Music School, Oak Park Suzuki School, Old Town School of Folk Music, People's Music School, Ravinia Festival Lawndale Partnership, Sherwood Conservatory of Music at Columbia College Chicago, Suzuki-Orff School of Music.
And Specialized and Performance opportunity- (Chicago Children's Choir, Chicago Public Schools (q.v. in Culture in Schools section), Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (q.v.), Hyde Park Youth Symphony (q.v.), Midwest Young Artists, The Protege Philharmonic.

Finding free things to do for yourself ...Math, Science, and Technology
--Visit projectexploration.org to learn about summer science programs in Chicago and around the nation!
--howstuffworks.com will answer any and all questions you've ever had about what you see on a daily basis and how it works
-- Volunteer for the Lincoln Park Zoo: http://www.lpzoo.com/hom_volunteer.php, 312-742-2124 - just one example!!- Science and Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium on the South Lakeshore... or for a hospital- La Rabida, Jackson Park, U of C
-- Pick up The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, The Works by Kate Ascher, and Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Marvin Gardner.
-- Interested in architecture? Check out one of David Macaulay's fabulous illustrated books. Contact Chicago Architecture Foundation, Landmarks Illinois or Preservation Chicago.
-- Go to ocw.mit.edu to take MIT courses for free!

Journalism, Art, Music, Drama, and Literature
-- Start a blog! Review movies, music, books, cover news in your neighborhood and write about it online. You can start your own blog at www.wordpress.com, http://wwww.blackyouthproject.com, or many more.
-- Visit youngchicagoauthors.org, 773.486.4331 for information about teen publications and spoken word poetry
-- chipublib.org,(312) 747-4090, has lots of resources for teens, including resources for free stuff to do!
-- Check out Red Eye and the Chicago Weekly for free events
-- Write an article, letter to the editor, or op-ed on an issue you care about and submit it to a local newspaper
-- Join 826 Chicago: 826chi.org, 773 772 8108
-- Check out www.cosmolearning.com for free lectures about everything!
--Check out Hyde Park Community Players, below

• Black Youth Blogging – daily blogs by black youth on important and controversial topics and links to black youth bloggers
Rap Lyrics Database – the first public searchable database of rap music lyrics based on Billboard charts
• Curriculum Workshop – teachers, social workers, community activists, and artists can download and add to curriculum centered on the experiences of black youth and use data from the Black Youth Survey.
• Black Youth Create! – uploaded videos, spoken word, webisodes and other offerings made by black youth
• Research and Resources – listings/links to latest reports, research, books, films, documentaries, organizations and websites focused on black youth
• Survey Data & Findings – the Black Youth Project Survey includes the most extensive dataset on black youth
• Black Youth in the News – articles on black youth from newspapers across the country

Focus:
Who are Music Teachers of Hyde Park?

In the early '70s, Elaine Smith and Connie White formed a collaboration then called Hyde Park Piano Seminar. In 1999, Leon Despres helped them expand as a not-for-profit-- and expand they have ever since. They now consist of over 40 instructors in piano, strings, woodwind, voice, djeme... They collaborate on performances, workshops, recitals, and in-depth professional development. In addition to 4th Monday recitals 7:30 at Blackstone Library that often include students with one or several teachers, they have a year-long teaching and development program for students that gradually revs up into recitals, April Concerto Days (with UC professionals and students), annual Chamber Music Days, the year-end Performathon Weekend at Montgomery Place and Blackstone Library (a fundraiser for faith-based hunger programs/Habitat for Humanity), and summer camp Summer Ensemble Fest 2nd week in July for students in grades 6-12. Students have graduated from leading conservatories and one, Catherine Zhou was featured on WFMT's 'Introductions' showcase program for young musicians.
Learn more at http://www.mthp.org.

Some further afield- academic-cultural


Museums and Centers

Recreational, Fitness and Athletic (See also the Recreation and Fitness page and the Parks Directory in this website, hydepark.org.) (Contact the District or fieldhouses re: MightyFitKidz programs for 6 to 9s in 30 parks this fall.) New- see Spartans Football.

 

Park Playgrounds and fieldhouses and related facilities. (Most north of 47th and south of 60th are not included). (Larger ones have contact and program description information in the preceding section, or visit http://www.hydepark.org/parks/recreatldirectory.htm.)
Fieldhouses. Contact the District or fieldhouses re: MightyFitKidz programs for 6 to 9s in 30 parks in fall. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. Increasing numbers have weight rooms and fitness program also with teen programs.
See also after the Summer Camp section close what's in the various parks.

Chicago Park District : Summer 2012 June 25-August 3 reg. required.

Lakefront beaches (swimming permitted only at 2nd two and Memorial Day-Labor Day):

Chicago Park District year- round quarterly and summer day camps- held in Harris, Jackson, Kennicott, Midway, Nichols, Washington in our area. Details and contacts in the Recreation/Fitness page.

Sample of recreational program and facility offerings in area parks

Check on-line at chicagoparkdistrict.com or in person at the park. Registration as soon as registration opens is recommended. Registration generally is a quarter ahead, such as April for summer.

Swimming. Pretty much limited in the parks to yearround Dyett (limited due to share with schools), Harris and Don Nash (in South Shore) and Washington outdoor). Others: Bally, South Side YMCA, King high (open to outside now?). Park programs include aquatic exercise, life guarding, family, lap, learn to, open, team. Missing in our area: diving, water polo, water walking, aqua volleyball, teen games, parents and tots swim.

Camps. Park camps and clubs are increasingly concentrated in certain locales and not duplicated in every neighborhood so that it may be necessary to go many miles to a fieldhouse that offers what you are interested in. Other camps- there are plenty. See summer camps, below.
Holiday
. Jackson, Kennicott, Kenwood, Nash, Washington
Sports. Not in our area this fall. In summer the above plus Jackson, Midway

Clubs
Pre-teen club and instruction. Kennicott. Chess clubs in schools
Teen Jackson , Kenwood, Nash, Lakefront parks including South Shore; Teen Tuesdays- still?

Table Games
Chess.
Kennicott (instruction)
Game room. Washington

Fitness and Martial Arts
Aerobic kick boxing, other martial arts and weighs. Kennicott
Bhatki yoga, Hatha yoga, Yoga for health. South Shore
Hips-Abs-Thighs. Nash
Chair exercise instruction. Nash
Conditioning, weights. Jackson
Fitness Center. Jackson, Nash
Karate, Capoeira Angola, Tai Chi for health. South Shore
Therapeutic recreation. Jackson

Football
Jackson and Washington Junior Bears and Cheerleading

Gymnastics King high (pretty much the only for kids, teens, adults, teams, tumbling. (Girls team tumbling at Washington). Lakefront gymnastics is at Calumet

Outdoor and Environmental
Junior Earth Team (JETS).
Environmental ed and gardening instruction at Mann Park, active in several parks including South Shore but increasingly being cut.
Park Explorers-- moves after a 2 or 3 year cycle to next park
Partnerships.
Hyde Park Art Center (at Trumbull Park)

Performing arts. Virtually none in Southeast near us except South Shore Cultural Center.
Line dance instruction. Nash
Music and movement. Washington
Band. Kennicott, South Shore
Dance (Ballet, Afr., ballrm, jazz, hip hop, latin, co. western line for seniors, Steppers, tap (incl. seniors) South Shore. At Nichols: partner Say Salsa info@saysalsa.com, 775 955-0222.
Hip Hop techniques. Jackson
Music various and of all kinds. South Shore
Piano. Jackson

Social interaction, Jackson, Kenwood, South Shore
Park Kids afterschool. Nash, Washington

Broader array of Sports and other activities (few of latter such are in this area’s parks):

Baseball/softball. All private clubs except at Jackson, Washington
Basketball.
Jackson (incl. instr., teen open gym, leagues, Men's Late (Bulls), Kenwood, Midway, Nash, Washington, instruction at Kennicott, no Southeast leagues or league instruction although each park’s teams to play others and compete up to state level.
Cross country. Washington (girls only)
Football. (Junior Bears league) Jackson (incl. instruction, flag), Washington. Play others
Golf see Recreational section, above. Jackson, South Shore
Hockey (Floor). Washington
Hockey (Rat and other Ice; roller field.) Midway
Skating. Midway (including in-line)
Soccer/Futbol Jackson, Kenwood, Midway, Nichols (these are private)
Table Tennis. Kennicott
Tennis outdoor. Harold Washington, Jackson, Kenwood, Nichols, Washington
Tennis academy. Kenwood. Free camp- Jackson (lim. nos.)
Volleyball. Washington (6 on 6 instruction), Nash (co-rec), Midway

Visual Arts and Crafts instr. Kennicott, Nichols? Washington (incl. senior)
Paper. Washington
Woodcraft. Kennicott, Washington, Calumet (esp.)


SUMMER CAMPS and programs (some dates given are 2007; a few out-of-neighborhood follow the main list. Of course there's lots outside Hyde Park, Chicago and Chicagoland--consult a guide such as http://www.projectexploration.org/dys.htm.) Local parks camps follow. Info on scholarships and other specials is near the top of the page.

Soccer Tryouts for Current First and Second Grade Girls and Boys

South Side Fire FC invites children in first and second grades, interested in playing on a soccer team this fall, to come out for tryouts. The schedule for the tryouts is as follows:
Girls: Monday, June 3, 2013, 5-6 p.m.
Boys: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For more information on soccer teams, summer camp, and free registration for tryouts, please visit www.southsidefire.net. Please call Stephanie Beiser, (773) 502-8440, with questions.

Park District Summer Camp registration 2011 starts April 4 Monday 9 am online, April 9 in parks. Programs can be viewed online.

First, there are free things you can do to get experience, starting in summer:
-- Think about your talents and skills. Can you fix computers, babysit, tutor, clean, make beautiful birthday cards, or do yardwork? You might want to see if you can earn money doing small part-time jobs for friends and neighbors... you'll get employment experience, you'll learn about marketing, sales, and networking, and, best of all, you'll make some cash!
-- See if you can "shadow" a friend, neighbor, or relative with a job you may be interested. If you ask nicely, you may be able to follow them to work and see what they do on a daily basis.
-- Visit youthreadychicago.org to apply for internship positions
-- Pick up The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens, Short Term Trading in the New Stock Market by Toni Turner, or How to Make Money in Stocks - A Winning System in Good Times Or Bad by William O'Neil at a bookstore or library
-- Gain experience volunteering by checking out http://www.chicagocares.org/, 312-780-0800
-- Ask around at a local church or community center to see if things need to get done.
-- Check out http://www.investopedia.com/ and http://morningstar.com/ to learn more about investments and businesses.

and.... Service/environment
-- (example) K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Summer Youth Leadership. Includes making and tending food gardens at faith institutions and distributing the food. Learn start to scratch June-August. Call KAM 773 924-1234, http://www.kamii.org. In 2011 one the community Gourd Award and grant from the Urban Health Initiative. May include internship pay?
KAM Isaiah Israel - 2 free 4-week summer camps for teens on the environment, incl. urban farming.
July 5 and August 2. Contact kamii.org/ylsp and include a recommendation letter from a teacher or community member.

Math, Science, and Technology
--Visit projectexploration.org to learn about summer science programs in Chicago and around the nation!
--howstuffworks.com will answer any and all questions you've ever had about what you see on a daily basis and how it works
-- Volunteer for the Lincoln Park Zoo: http://www.lpzoo.com/hom_volunteer.php, 312-742-2124 - just one example!!- Science and Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium on the South Lakeshore... or for a hospital- La Rabida, Jackson Park, U of C
-- Pick up The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, The Works by Kate Ascher, and Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Marvin Gardner.
-- Interested in architecture? Check out one of David Macaulay's fabulous illustrated books. Contact Chicago Architecture Foundation, Landmarks Illinois or Preservation Chicago.
-- Go to ocw.mit.edu to take MIT courses for free!
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The IIT Middle-School Computer Discovery Camp for Girls, sponsored by the IIT College of Science and Letters and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, will be held Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 18-28, on IIT's Main Campus. Vida Winans (CS MS '90), senior instructor of computer science, will lead participants in a variety of hands-on activities to develop their interest and skills.
The camp is based on a program hosted at IIT last summer, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) "Broadening Participation in Computing" program. High-achieving, motivated girls who will enter grades 7-9 this fall are eligible. Students from populations underrepresented in computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), including African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, are especially encouraged to apply. The cost for the Middle-School Computer Discovery Camp for Girls is $475.00; need-based scholarships are available. To learn more, see https://sites.google.com/site/iitcomputerdiscoverycamp/registration. For questions, please contact Vida Winans at 312-567-5334 or Winans@iit.edu.

Kenwood Academy will host the Project Syncere in conj. with After School Matters to provide 20 seniors with intensive summer engineering training on STEM projects such as robotics, electrical circuit design, and renewable energy.
June 25-August 2, M-Th 9-1. Call the school at 773 535-1350.

Mt. Carmel Summer Camp - web and video, art and archit in Chicago, Science fun) http://www.mchs.org/summercamp.

Journalism, Art, Music, Drama, Performance and Literature
-- Visions Blu Institute "Say Something" Youth (ages 9-17) Digital Media Summer Program. This program is accepting applications until July 1 for a 5-week class at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. , with a rotation of instructors--from Medill School of Journalism, Columbia College, JET, The Chicago Defender. Ends with a student showcase of stories researched, interviewed, or writing, editing, video, or audio skills. Visit visionsblue.com. Founder is Kenwood Alum Karon Hamlet.
-- Start a blog! Review movies, music, books, cover news in your neighborhood and write about it online. You can start your own blog at www.wordpress.com, http://wwww.blackyouthproject.com, or many more.
-- Visit youngchicagoauthors.org, 773.486.4331 for information about teen publications and spoken word poetry
-- chipublib.org,(312) 747-4090, has lots of resources for teens, including resources for free stuff to do!
-- Check out Red Eye and the Chicago Weekly for free events
-- Write an article, letter to the editor, or op-ed on an issue you care about and submit it to a local newspaper
-- Join 826 Chicago: 826chi.org, 773 772 8108
-- Check out www.cosmolearning.com for free lectures about everything!
--Timeless Gifts Mentoring Program for the Arts - nonprofit, for ages 8-18. Gives young performers the opportunity to participate in a 6-week summer program with world-class performers and technicians in voice, dance, piano, guitar, bass, drums percussion, violin, trumpet, sound engineering, videogdrpahy. Founded by rising diva Joan Collaso (Powered by Action- website not working when tried). Currently at DU SABLE MUSEUM. 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600.

Politics and Government and community repair
-- Find your local alderman: http://www.chicityclerk.com/citycouncil/alderman/find.html, browse section in http://www.cityofchicago.org (312) 742-5375, and see if you can volunteer for their office (in HP contact at TPreckwinkle@cityofchicago.org, 4659 S. Cottage Grove 2nd fl, 773 536-8103; LHairston@cityofchicago.org, 2325 E. 71st St., 773 324-5555.
-- Follow current events in the newspaper and write letters to politicians asking for change.
-- Volunteer for a cause you care about. Organize protests, informational sessions, petitions, send out e-mails, and so on. You'll learn how to be a leader and how to get things done!
-- Join up with the Mikva Challenge! www.mikvachallenge.org, (312) 863-6340
-- Consider becoming a Public Ally. You need to be 17 and have a high school diploma or a GED for this 10-month paid program that will help you think about social issues and leadership. (www.publicallies.org; 312.422.7777)
--My Life, My Research, New Citizens Program: July 8-Aug 8 2013 15 high schools participate in an AfterSchool Matters program with Kathy Cohen at U of C on evaluating and adopting anti-violence strategies for their schools and neighborhoods, including surveys. (Includes Kenwood, King, Philips, and Dyett.) Will work with officeholders, journalists, KLEO Community Life Center, and SECC.

Fashion, Games, Other
-- Visit http://chicagofashionresource.com/ to learn more about designers and boutiques in the city of Chicago.
-- Teach yourself how to play chess! You can start with a book like Chess for Everyone: A Complete Guide for the Beginner and then start to play games online and in the city of Chicago
-- Chicagoland Games holds free board game nights on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Visit chicagolandgames.com or call 773-728-3656
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--Chicago Summer Network at Ray and Bret Harte includes Fashion Design, Drumline, Etiquette and whole lot more. (about here)


Update for summer park district programs follows. Common rules: Observe listed age, height, weight, health restrictions and all posted safety and park/venue rules and rules for rides. If you see something, say something. Dress appropriately and for weather. Use appropriate waterproof sunscreen. Know how to swim- weak or non swimmers should have life vests near water. Use rules and common sense re diapers-- and use water proof by water. Follow lifeguards' instructions.

Help to go to park summer camp and related CPD programs

Summer is around the corner, and the best way to keep the children of our communities safe,
is to keep them occupied. The Chicago Park District has many free-to-low cost programs for
youth and teens alike this summer. Thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer Safety Surplus
grant, we are able to offer financial assistance to thousands of children for day camp.

Applicants must provide proof of participation in the Illinois Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

Applicants who do not participate in the school lunch program can prove eligibility by providing
income verification (i.e., 2012 recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC / TANF case #, a copy
of a recent IRS 1040 form). All information submitted is confidential.

To apply for financial assistance, bring copies of the required documents to the desired park
through June 11 during normal park hours.

If you know of any families that may be able to take advantage of this opportunity, please feel free
to share this information.

2014 Chicago Park District Day Camps run June 23th through August 1.

Contact your local park for details.

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Free outdoor tennis lessons for ages 8-12 at Kenwood Community Park, 9-noon, 1330 E. 50th St. Daily. 312 747-6286.

Nichols Gym pickup basketball for teens 13-17 Thursdays 6-8. (Adults Tuesdays). Walk-in registration required. $2 per person per night. 312 747-2703.

Jackson Park. Sports camp in the fieldhouse. Fitness center certain hours for teens. BB evenings. Tennis lessons in the 63rd courts.
Summer Track Program by Chicago Track Club- free, introductory for ages 6-14 all abilities through August.
Teams representing community organizations thoroughout Chicago compete in meets and race to be citywide champs. Train at the Jackson Park track at 61st and Stony (until moves for construction) Mon. and Wed. 5-7. http://www.chicagotractkclub.com, 312 243-3335.

5th Ward Triathlon July 28, 7 am (8 am kids events) from 63rd St. beach. 773 324-5555. Backpacks for kids in attendance.

 

More for a "Safe Summer" (more complete follows)

YOU MUST KNOW: The city is strictly enforcing curfew and gun and loitering ordinances. Parents should know where their children our and set guidelines. Here are some of the city agency and schools programs, beyond summer school, that provide structured activities for youth.

Chicago Park District Summer programs. 2011

Summer camp registration 2011 starts April 4 Monday 9 am online, April 9 in parks. Programs can be viewed online.

Local Chicago Park District summer camp programs. Find in http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. Note also- many parks including un staffed have private partners that give lessons, for example tennis. Note: Fees are likely to be at least a bit higher for most programs this year. View on line from April 5, In park registration from April 24, Online registration from May 31. Programs generally run Mon. June 14-Sun. Aug 22.

Summer sports are heating up in Hyde Park parks now through August 5.

Free outdoor tennis lessons for ages 8-12 at Kenwood Community Park, 9-noon, 1330 E. 50th St. Daily. 312 747-6286.

Nichols Gym pickup basketball for teens 13-17 Thursdays 6-8. (Adults Tuesdays). Walk-in registration required. $2 per person per night. 312 747-2703.

Jackson Park. Sports camp in the fieldhouse. Fitness center certain hours for teens. BB evenings. Tennis lessons in the 63rd courts.
Summer Track Program by Chicago Track Club- free, introductory for ages 6-14 all abilities through August.
Teams representing community organizations thoroughout Chicago compete in meets and race to be citywide champs. Train at the Jackson Park track at 61st and Stony (until moves for construction) Mon. and Wed. 5-7. http://www.chicagotractkclub.com, 312 243-3335.

City, CYS, CDCY and other city youth summer jobs, internships, programs from the city and agencies:

And non-gov't- Career Fairs: http://www.chicagojobresources.com/jobfairs.

Visit http://www.cps.edu and click Summer Jobs for Youth.

JOB READINESS PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES 2010-2011- FLYER

Summer Readiness. For 2012 all of ages 14-21 contact youthreadychicago@cityofchicago.org by June 3 or call 312 743-0208.
Apprenticeships, internships, jobs.

The Chi Anti VI Youth Violence Reduction Program will be operating this summer for the third year (2015). Please make sure to share this link for Teens to enroll. These are paid positions for Teens.
http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens

Getting ready for jobs- seminars and fairs often at - King Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove and at Mid South Workforce Center. . Call 773 538-5627

Family and Support Services- Youth Ready Chicago Career Development Centers (YRC CDC). Year-round workforce develoment programs focused on career awareness, preparation and job placement for Chicago youth afges 14-21 (note, the city's Afterschool div. is ages 6-18). Centers are in each of the six CPS regions.
We are in Region 4- at Centdral States SER-Jopbs for Progres, contact Diana Flores, 3948 W. 26th st. , ste 213, 606q23, 773 542-9030. There are also services at St. Sabina and atPhalancy on 67th Racine and 1201 W 112th. Cnact DFSS 312 743-0300.

CYS: Chicago Children and Youth Services (CYS) is a division of City of Chicago Family and Support Services. Sections using partnerships in conjunction with schools to provide internships, jobs incl. summer, and other learning experiences for ages 6-18 in sports and recreation, arts, personal development and careers are tied to 6 Regional Consortium Centers (RCC) and 6 Youth Career Development Centers (YCDC) in the offices of the six CPS regions (pres. in high schools; none near Hyde Park). There is a web guide to resources in Job Resources for Youth and Youth Ready Summer Jobs Program. Start with http://www.cityofchicago.org, search departments Children and Youth Services.

In the past these programs have included "Freshman Connection," a Chicago Public Schools program which will help 18,500 8th graders make the transition to high school. The program features academic instruction in the morning and recreation activities in the afternoon at no cost to the students. It is held at the students’ destination high school, so it will give them a chance to become familiar with their new school and their new classmates. This program also includes 850 paid youth leadership positions.

CPS Bilingual Bridge Program for English Language Learners in grades 3, 6 and 8.

The Department of Children and Youth Services and the Chicago Housing Authority School and Career Readiness Program for young people under 15.

CYS and City Colleges partner to create the Manufacturing Readiness Program that will provide both classroom work and 50 summer jobs in the manufacturing industry.

CYS and the Mikva Challenge partner to create two youth councils that are focused on public policy. One will focus on safety and violence, the other on health.

CYS, CAPS and Clear Channel Radio have "Chicago Voices Against Violence."

NeighborSports was offered until 10 p.m. at 20 sites in high crime neighborhoods. And the Park District at least did keep 17 swimming pools open until 9 p.m.

After School Matters has offered 11,500 summer opportunities in its arts, science, sports, technology and communications programs, including new arts-based programs in three neighborhood parks and at Millennium Park -- About 6,100 of these After School Matters opportunities were paid apprenticeships or internships

More than 45,000 young people are expected to take part in the Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, and more than 3,700 to take part in programs sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority.

The CTA partnered with CYS to hire 200 young people to work as part of their rail car appearance program.

CYS partnered with the CHA to provide job readiness training to 100 CHA teens.

The Police Department and CYS create summer jobs for youth that have been part of the Juvenile Intervention Support Center.

CYS partnered with CleanSlate Chicago to provide training and summer jobs beautifying our neighborhoods for 28 young people.

More city: City of Chicago Child Department of Children and Youth Services Community Development Block Grant 2007 partnerships and other partnerships. (Partnerships can be brought into middle and high schools). Contact: Daisy S. Lezama, Deputy Commissioner for Youth Services, DCYS, Goldblatt Bldg, 1615 W. Chicago, 60602, 312 743-0258, daisy.lezama@cityofchicago.org.

(Some partners in the area as of 2007)

  • ACTS-NHF National Heritage Foundation. Smart Art Summer Day Camp. 20 youth ages 10-12.
    To initiate youth into the world of multi media. They will explore creative art works in Painting, Paper Mache, Sculptures and more. 4701 S. Michigan. (Info not found.)
  • Boys and Girls Club- Valentine (Enhancement). Summer Art Camp for 20 youth. Introduces youth to various art disciplines, techniques and materials. They will create weekly art projects.
    3400 S. Emerald 60616. 773 376-2222. Director Erin Rochford. http://www.bgcc.org.
  • Chicago Youth Programs. Mentoring 25 projected 48, ages 6-12. http://www.chicagoyouthprograms.org.
    5330 S. Prairie. 773 924-0220.
  • ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Chicago on the Nile Summer Program. Serves 100 youth ages 6-12 and 4 interns ages 16-18. Interns learn how to prepare workshops, manage group activities, run class by assisting the dance, music and drama instructor. The intern will learn leadership, communication, management skills and work ethics.
    7558 South Chicago Ave. Director Abena Joan P. Brown. http://www.etacreativearts.org
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Club-Museum of Science and Industry After-School Science Club. 25 aged 5-7, 8-10, 10-12. (Spring 2007 this included an experiment using saliva and strawberries and was on display at the Museum. The program will return in fall 2007.) http://www.hpnclub.org, http://www.msichicago.org.
    Out of School Time, serving 30 ages 13-18.
    5480 S. Kenwood, 773 643-4062. Contact Abby Hynes. http://www.hpnclub.org
  • Kenwood Oakland Community Organization- Youth Organizing project. Not sure if continues. Serving 10-15 youth ages 16-18 in internships. A total of 10 youth leaders will facilitate a civic engagement project by visiting youth CBO's to generate more interest and support with teens for the work being done to create more employment opportunities for Chicago Youth. 1005 E. 43rd St. (773) 548-7500.
  • Neighborhood Technology Resource Center (not sure which organization of 2) with Museum of Science and Industry and Dept. of Children and Youth Services. Training and resources for science clubs after school at sites.
    4859 S. Wabash. Director Jillian Spidle, contact Ms. Rush.
  • South Shore Drill Team and Performing Arts Ensemble. Example one year: Hip Hop Summer. 48 youth and 4 interns.
    The interns (more experienced youth) will teach the younger members the dance routines and precision drilling, while serving a role models. They will lead discussion groups on topics such as resisting peer pressure, forming long term goals, and other life skill subjects.
    7218 South Chicago Avenue 60619 (Gary Comer Center). 773 752-7830. Director Qui ana Cain. http://www.southshoredrillteam.org.
  • Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation. Internships (ages 16-18).
    Giving Back: Careers in a non Profit Org. and Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Work.
    822 E. 63rd St. 60637. 773 363-4300. Karen King. Info in LISC New Communities website.
  • Also, CHA: Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) partners with numerous agencies for camps to 3,00o youth including at Camp Rosenthal in Dowagiac MI, Park District Summer Day Camps, free inner city Little League and Girl Scout Camp for as little as $5.

Internships through city programs. See also After School Matters/Gallery 37.

Recovery Institute Youth Employment Program. 1800 youth ages 16-24 will be employed part-time learning in trades such as operating engineer in businesses. Call 312 744-4976.

I am pleased to inform you that today Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with County President Toni Preckwinkle,
announced One Summer Chicago. “One Summer Chicago” is a joint summer initiative between City & County
to provide more than 185,000 summer opportunities for Chicago’s youth (Ages 6 -24). It is designed to
engage youth in a broad range of summer activities that are fun, healthy and safe.

Starting Monday, parents and youth can go to www.onesummerchicago.org to apply for over 17,000 summer jobs
through a common application form, and also provides program and registration information on more than
168,000 other recreational activities for young people.

Electronic versions of the One Summer Chicago announcement and flyer are attached to this e-mail; posters are
being delivered to your City Hall mailboxes.

One Summer Chicago will also include a special pilot program called One Summer PLUS for youth in 13 high schools
who are at greater risk for exposure to violence.

Summer opportunities offered through One Summer Chicago are provided by several partners. Each partner has its
own hiring criteria and selection procedures. The 2012 partners include:

· Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
· Chicago Park District
· Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Housing Authority
· After School Matters
· Chicago Public Libraries
· City Colleges of Chicago
· Cook County Works
· Cook County Forest Preserve
· Illinois Violence Prevention Authority

The contact person for you and your staff at the Department of Family and Support Services
is Lisa Davis, 312 743-1287, or lisa.davis@cityofchicago.org.

Thank you for helping us to promote these opportunities your constituents over the next few months.

Sincerely,
Evelyn Diaz Commissioner

  • Also under Mayor's Workforce Development and Children and Youth Services: YouthWorks/Mayor Daley's Summer Jobs Program. Go to http://www.cityofchicago.org. The program starts in the school year with Groundhog Job Shadow Week (with CPS), Disability Mentoring day, and a six-week TeenBuild program. Total placement 18,000 including in private businesses, peer educator positions at the Museum of Science and Industry, and in City departments.
    Also, 4,000 positions are available in recreational and educational activities such as Babysitters Camp, swim camps, and Camp Sign for deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Gallery 37. Ages 14-21. Hands-on arts programs and job-training including apprenticeships and internships in arts etc. entrepreneurship, art, sports, technology, communications. Downtown or remote sites. Lots of partners. Storefront Theater, World Kitchen, Downtown Sound, artScape Chicago, Advanced Art Education including HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble. Dance, murals, graphic design apprenticeships. Much is in schools via After School Matters, such as Kenwood Academy. http://www.cityofchicago.org/gallery37center. http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/programs/gallery37. http://www.37advanced.org/perform.html. (See also After School Matters; call 773 533-2108) 66 E. Randolph, 4th floor, 60602. 312 744-4182, 312 774 8925. David Sinski, 312 744-8925, d.sinski@cityofchicago.org. asm@cityofchicago.org.

And contests for scholarships, such as Chicago Climate Action Plan

Chicago Climate Action Plan video competition for school youth

Please share this exciting project with your students, colleagues, friends
and community:

The Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) team has launched an innovative video
contest aimed at encouraging middle, high school, and college students in
the City of Chicago to submit creative, 90 second videos that illustrate how
they take part in one or more of the Plan's 35 mitigation or adaptation
actions of the CCAP. The CCAP is a comprehensive and detailed strategy that
outlines how the city will reduce its carbon footprint 25 percent by 2020
and 80 percent by 2050.

Beginning April 1, 2010 and continuing through April 12, 2010 students can
submit their videos individually or in teams
. Nine winners in three
categories will be announced on April 22—Earth Day—at Daley Plaza. First
place winners will receive $2,000; second place winners will receive $1000
and third place winners will receive $500 to be used for educational
purposes. Prizes are funded by a sponsorship from Abbott Fund.

Following the contest, from April 23-May 18, 2010, visitors to
www.chicagoclimateaction.org can take part in the Viewer’s Choice Award by
voting
on their favorite of the nine winning videos. On May 22, 2010, the
winner will be announced and receive an additional $500 towards their
education.

For the official rules, regulations and deadlines or to submit a video,
please visit *www.chicagoclimateaction.org.*

For more information, please contact Alison Saffold, Director of
Communications for the Chicago Climate Action Plan, Global Philanthropy
Partnership, at (312) 744-8908.
--
Alison H. Saffold, MPA, APR
Communications Director
Chicago Climate Action Plan
Global Philanthropy Partnership at Chicago Department of Environment
30 N. LaSalle Street, 25th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602-2575
Ph: 312.744.8908 Fax: 312.744.6451 Cell: 305.495.3102

Be Green. Save Green.
Take the $800 Savings Challenge today at www.chicagoclimateaction.org.

College Readiness. (Help us build this section- hpkcc@aol.com attn. Gary.) Various programs such as those of University of Chicago are in other sections.

Kappa Leadership Institute Chicago is holding a college admission informational workshop for 9th-12 grade students (and their parents) in Chicago high schools regarding Kappa's readiness training for admission to the best colleges and universities in the U.S. and the Chicago areas.
The session is Saturday, January 15, 10 am prompt to 12:30 pm at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone.
To register: Kappaleaguechicago.org.

  • Black Star Project, http://www.blackstarproject.org. Project 5000 College Preparation Series and the SATURDAY UNIVERSITY. WATCH FOR MORE PROGRAMS IN SUMMER.

    The workshops topics will include:

    · Financial aid
    · An explanation of the admission process
    · Campus life
    · Courses and majors offered

    For more information about the Project 5000 College Preparation Series, please email smp@blackstarproject.org (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it) or call The Black Star Project office at (773) 285-9600.



Some other, non-government employment opportunities (Help us build this section. We have an employment section in the Helpline division of this website, but do not provide job-matching services.)

Career Fairs: http://www.chicagojobresources.com/jobfairs. Black Star Project can get you started finding fairs and other resources.

Free experience: First, there are free things you can do to get experience, starting in summer:
-- Think about your talents and skills. Can you fix computers, babysit, tutor, clean, make beautiful birthday cards, or do yardwork? You might want to see if you can earn money doing small part-time jobs for friends and neighbors... you'll get employment experience, you'll learn about marketing, sales, and networking, and, best of all, you'll make some cash!
-- See if you can "shadow" a friend, neighbor, or relative with a job you may be interested. If you ask nicely, you may be able to follow them to work and see what they do on a daily basis.
-- Visit youthreadychicago.org to apply for internship positions
-- Pick up The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens, Short Term Trading in the New Stock Market by Toni Turner, or How to Make Money in Stocks - A Winning System in Good Times Or Bad by William O'Neil at a bookstore or library
-- Gain experience volunteering by checking out http://www.chicagocares.org/, 312-780-0800
-- Ask around at a local church or community center to see if things need to get done.
-- Check out http://www.investopedia.com/ and http://morningstar.com/ to learn more about investments and businesses.

Other kinds of providers incl. occasional activities and providers INCLUDING ONLINE- HELP US BUILD THIS COMPONENT) for children outside school hours, including you, reaching out into the community- remember: community service requirement. Some of these have more full descriptions in other sections. O=internet

You can volunteer at many places, including Advocate hospitals (http://www.advocatehealth.com) and clinics, UC Medical Center (http://uchospitals.edu).



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