WHO: TEENAGERS FROM ANYWHERE IN CHICAGO
WHAT: TEEN SUMMIT: A DAY OF CELEBRATING TEENS, CREATIVE AGENCY, and CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
WHERE: Dyett High School for the Arts (enter on the South Entrance by the parking lot), 555 E. 51st Street (near 51st and King Drive)
WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st, 10am-5pm (lunch provided) – Registration starts at 10am!
HOW: FREE, but teens have to get there themselves!
PLANS: Funshops led by and for teens, presentations by Brandon Breaux and Frank Waln, Open Mic by Young Chicago Authors +

Goals of the Teen Summit

  • Share projects, people, and programs that can be referenced or replicated throughout the city on how to use creativity to benefit teens
  • To help inform and change our work with teens

Sessions/activities are aimed to run at the Summit will be grouped by the following ideas, using creativity to:

  • Bring different cultures together
  • As a tool for conflict resolution
  • As a vehicle for problem solving
  • As a form of expression
  • How to use creativity for young people to find their place in the world

1st Workshop Sessions
11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn2Make: IKI

Learn how to add lights to your fabric creation then add this to a community quilt to be displayed for the public.  A new session starts every hour.

Learn how to use Easel, a simple single purpose open source design program to create an engraving impression that represents YOU.  Engrave your design on a puzzle piece and contribute it to a wall hanging representing all the teens who contributed.

The Bigger Picture

Participants will engage in a collaborative art piece that expresses different stories.  Participants will respond to: How do you see the world?, What matters to you? How will you become the change? And What is the bigger picture?  The art piece will reflect these previous questions

Creating Your Own Visual Novels Using Twine

Create a visual novel using twine participants will how to create non –linear, interactive stories that can be posted anyweree in HTML.  You don’t need to write any code and this is a perfect introduction to programming languageand explore creative opportunities in tech.

Yoga, Meditation & Self-Love

In this workshop, you’ll learn ways to balance your energy with yoga and free your mind through meditation, and after this we’ ll discuss self-love.

Nonviolent Resistance: A Struggle for Peace

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of nonviolent resistance, to resolve problems in the long term witouth harming the oppressor.  Nonviolence requires both psychological and physical effort.

2nd Workshop Sessions
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Learn2Make: IKI

Learn how to add lights to your fabric creation then add this to a community quilt to be displayed for the public. A new session starts every hour.

Learn how to use Easel, a simple single purpose open source design program to create an engraving impression that represents YOU. Engrave your design on a puzzle piece and contribute it to a wall hanging representing all the teens who contributed.

Let’s Energize the Team/Group

Participants will learn how to facilitate icebreakers and energizers for their peers in order to develop leadership skills and increase confidence.

Music Related Workshop!

Music fun led by the Beat Bank.

Let’s Energize the Team/Group

This workshop will help you to enhance your potential, maximize performance and achieve your ultimate goals.  The workshop will consist of high energy team building and mindset changing activities.  In order for young people to become leaders you must lead themselves by accomplishing goals and leading by example.

2nd Workshop Sessions
2:20pm - 3:20pm

Learn2Make: IKI

Learn how to add lights to your fabric creation then add this to a community quilt to be displayed for the public.  A new session starts every hour.

Learn how to use Easel, a simple single purpose open source design program to create an engraving impression that represents YOU.  Engrave your design on a puzzle piece and contribute it to a wall hanging representing all the teens who contributed.

Use Your Voice

Learn how to use your voice to make real changes in your community affecting issues that matter to you!  Don’t just voice your concerns; learn how to be an active part of the decision making process.

Urban Nature Inspired Arts

Participants are led in workshop activities wherein they will write poetry and create mixed media artwork inspired by urban nature.

Visual Expression

In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to express  yourself at our photo booth and through various other artistic mediums.