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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

NextGen Illinois Convention at UIC Forum


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NextGen Illinois Convention at UIC Forum

Join students and young people from all over Illinois to vote on a policy agenda for our state at the youth convention on September 27th. Help show Illinois’ elected officials that young people have great ideas for improving our state. Meet the many core partner organizations that helped make this project possible, and learn about the cool work they’re doing to reform our state, and explore even more opportunities to get involved. 

FREE!!! Food and beverages provided so you can focus on the great ideas.
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago IL 60607


9:00am-10:15 Morning Plenary Session
10:30-11:30 Breakout sessions discussing education, jobs, health, environment and civil rights
11:45-12:45 Lunch with guest speakers and youth performers
1:00pm-2:00 Breakout sessions discussing fair elections, executive reform, judicial reform, legislative reform and civic innovation
2:15-2:45 Tabling
3:00-4:00 Breakout sessions focused on skill building such as know your rights trainings, sharing your story and more
4:15-5:00 Closing Plenary Session 

Register here >>> NextGen Registration  

Earlier Event: September 26
Open Lab
Later Event: September 29
Open Studio with Ben Capo