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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.  

Guys can wear kilts, too.

Mild Sauce

A Youth-Run Webzine From Chicago.

Guys can wear kilts, too.



Produced by Loan Nay, 16 I’m a girl who doesn’t dress femininely, so people make assumptions about my identity. I don’t like this whether the assumption is true or not because it’s uncomfortable that people who don’t know me feel that they can assume things because of the fabric I’m comfortable in. The way a person dresses shouldn’t be an open invitation to make assumptions about someone’s identity, but that’s how it gets treated in our society.  I talked with Shane Calvin about how people generally perceive someone based on how they dressed. I was curious to ask Shane if people make assumptions about his sexuality because of the way he dresses.