The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is looking for high school students who want to learn about our seven-county Chicago region and urban planning while interacting with other students from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. CMAP is interested in your ideas about how to make northeastern Illinois a better place to live, go to school, work, and play.
• Build your college resume and gain valuable hands-on experience.• Expand and enhance your soft-skills to become a better listener, observer, writer, and presenter• Learn how to become a community advocate, how to serve on a community board, and how to facilitate a meeting.• Receive an optional letter of recommendation.• Receive community service credit hours.• Learn about new professions and possible career paths in urban planning, urban design, sustainability, public policy, government, transportation, engineering, environmental planning, water supply, community development, and public engagement.
For more information, please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/involvement/flip.
All sessions will be chaperoned by CMAP staff. Please note that lunch will be provided at each of the weekday sessions at no cost to parents/guardians. All sessions will begin and end at CMAP offices, located in the Willis Tower at 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL. Should students require financial assistance to ensure their travel to/from our offices, CMAP will provide financial assistance (see application). To experience the full benefits of the program, attendance at all sessions is required.
Please note: There is no charge or fee to participate in the Future Leaders in Planning program. The dates of commitment are as follows:
• Saturday, June 29, 2019: Parent Orientation• Monday, July 15, 2019: Session 1 (first youth-only session)• Tuesday, July 16, 2019: Session 2• Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Session 3• Thursday, July 18, 2019: Session 4• Friday, July 19, 2019: Session 5• Saturday, July 20, 2019: Open House and Final Presentation