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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.  

I'm First

Mild Sauce

A Youth-Run Webzine From Chicago.

I'm First



In 2014 it was estimated that 14 percent of graduating Chicago high school seniors will earn a four-year college degree. While this percentage continues to rise, so does the cost of tuition. All college-bound students must learn how to pay for a quality education, but not everyone has what’s needed to make their path to a degree less fraught. “I’m First” reveals the privilege and challenges that three first generation college students must learn to deal with.