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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.  



Green Screening w/James Duke
Tues-Thurs, 5:30pm-7pm, 8 weeks beginning October 3rd
Get your hands dirty with state-of-the-art video technology in our black box theater: Students learn basic camera and lighting skills for filming in front of a green screen, which allows them to superimpose images and/or footage.

Lights, Camera, Story w/James Duke
Tues-Thurs, 4pm-5:15pm, 8 weeks beginning October 3rd
Use the medium of film to tell attention-grabbing stories; follow your narrative’s arc from short stories and storyboards through pre-production and basic filming techniques.

For the Love of Lyrics w/Lisa L.U.S.T.
Tues-Thurs, 4pm-5:15pm, 8 weeks beginning October 3rd
Jump into the foundations of audio engineering and lyric writing and create a series of mini projects to get your recording career moving. Weekly “Listening Room” sessions will take place every Tuesday; students will learn how to critically examine the aesthetic and importance of sound, content, and lyrics presented in a variety of works both video and audio.

Podcasting w/ Lisa L.U.S.T.
Tues-Thurs, 5:30pm-7pm, 8 weeks beginning October 3rd
Podcasting is the future of dialogue and current events discussion. Students will learn the setup and equipment needed to start their own podcast as well as audio editing techniques. This class digs into current events to generate mini episodes and social commentary.

This class schedule is available October 3rd through November 21st. Register in-person at Street-Level (1637 N. Ashland Ave.) or by phone, 773-862-5331.