Alternative Spring Break Student Engagement Menu 2018
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Monday, March 26Chicago ScholarsNetworking Event for LatinX High School and College StudentsThis event is an opportunity for high school students to listen to a panel of college students and recent graduates speak about their professional, personal, and academic experiences. Students from STEM, Business/Finance, Communications, Political Science, Health Services, and the Arts will be speaking to give high school students a glimpse of what life is like as a college student. 6:00-8:00 pm247 S State St #700, Chicago, IL 60604
RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehw7Mr5-qPkgMcoPD8kF8Rgwcmt6IDlcYVOpH6W45U6UpslA/viewform?usp=sf_link
limited space availableFor more information about our group, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1814656598776706/?ref=br_rs
RSVP HERE (Limited Space Available): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehw7Mr5-qPkgMcoPD8kF8Rgwcmt6IDlcYVOpH6W45U6UpslA/viewform?usp=sf_link
High School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Monday, March 26Student Voice and Activism Fellowship Adultism: Understanding Age Consciousness This will be a popular education style workshop in order to unpack the understanding and experienced forms of adultism in the lives of participants. Participants will learn how adultism exists in our society and what we can do to become more aware of its effects on our ability to create healthy intergenerational relationships. Participants will gain tools to move forward as more conscious people of age and the oppression that comes with being young, as well as how to apply the knowledge to their action planning in their Student Voice Committee. 12:00 - 3:00pm2102 W MonroeEventbrite Registration40Hilda Franco
Hfranco1@cps.edu
Email Hfranco1@cps.eduHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Tuesday, March 27La Casa NorteFeed Our Youth: Cooking ProgramPrepare a warm meal for our youth and decorate their space for spring!
If volunteers are able to donate food items or decoration items it would be greatly appreciated.
9:00am - 12:00pm 1736 W 47th StEmail Roberto Mendez 15Roberto Mendez
roberto@lacasanorte.org
www.lacasanorte.orgHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Tuesday, March 27Forest Preserves of Cook CountySpring Breakout AdventuresExplore biodiversity thru nature-based and other activities, including nature hikes, pond fishing, orienteering course, archery, and disc golf. 11:00am - 2:00pmRolling Knolls, 11N260 Rohrssen Rd, Elgin, ILFREE event. Register at timothy.mondl@cookcountyil.gov or call 708-386-4042Max capacity 200Timothy Mondl
timothy.mondl@cookcountyil.gov
FPDCC.com/eventsMiddle School and High School Youth
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Tuesday, March 27The Recyclery CollectiveVolunteer Bike RepairHelp The Recyclery repair used bikes for local donation. No prior mechanics knowledge required.
(The full 5 hours, or any 2-hour portion)
FREE workshop, but BYO lunch.
12:00 - 5:00pm7628 N PaulinaEmail tzippy@therecyclery.org to register. List what hours you intend to come.6Tzippora Rhodes
tzippy@therecyclery.org
http://therecyclery.org/our-programs/freecyclery/Middle School and High School Youth
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Tuesday, March 27Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (FYI)"Let's Talk About Sex" DayJoin young people from across Chicago to talk about sexual health and learn about your sexual rights! Topics include condom demos, what it's like to go to a clinic, confidential services you can access, talking about sex with a partner, and more! Workshops and dialogue led by young people, for young people.2:00 - 5:00pmICAH, 719 S. State St. 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605Email sarah@icah.org40Sarah Bernstein, Education Manager
Sarah@icah.org
www.icah.orgHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Wednesday, March 28MIND + HANDCreating Safe Schools HackathonWith the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, keeping our schools safe is on the minds of teachers, parents, law enforcement, and politicians. Students have mobilized to take an active role in advocating for new laws and policies to keep our schools safe.

The “Creating Safe Schools” Hackathon will allow students the opportunity to explore, design, and present their ideas on how to improve school safety. Students will spend the day led by experts in education, technology, and design to present their ideas, form teams, and creating their own unique solutions to make schools safer.
12:00 - 6:00pm5400 S. Pulaski, Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60632https://goo.gl/forms/cuGLqyODu3D1nXV3230Jesus Magana
jesus@mindandhand.com
www.mindandhand.co/registerHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Wednesday, March 28InterPlay / Cup & SpoonClowning Around: InterPlay and Sacred ClowningJoin us for a lighthearted evening of spontaneous connection and clowning around. We will delve into the fun and easy InterPlay practices of movement, storytelling, and voice as well as sacred clowning where people will be asked to tap into their authentic emotions and find hilarity in human response. You don't have to have super powers, just come willing to play, openly and honestly. 6:30 - 9:00pmCup & Spoon 2415 W North AveEmail: agnotti@gmail.com to register.
Cost $0-$20 suggested donation
10Agnotti Cowie
agnotti@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642785402446048/Middle School and High School Youth
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Wednesday, March 28Open BooksCreative Writing ClubA free drop-in writing club for students in 4th grade and up! No experience or pre-registration required.4:00 - 5:30pmOpen Books Bookstore - 651 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661No advanced registration necessary30Cary Mele
cmele@open-books.org
www.open-books.orgMiddle School and High School Youth
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Thursday, March 29Good News PartnersGood News Partners BeautificationBeautifying the community of Good News Partners.10:00am - 2:00pm1600 West Jonquil TerraceE-mail Libby at libby@goodnewspartners.org20Libby Shortenhaus
libby@goodnewspartners.org
www.goodnewspartners.orgHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Thursday, March 29La Casa NorteFeed Our Youth: Cooking ProgramPrepare a warm meal for our youth and decorate their space for spring!9:00am - 12:00pm 1736 W. 47th StEmail Roberto Mendez15Roberto Mendez
roberto@lacasanorte.org
www.lacasanorte.orgHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Thursday, March 29Notes For NotesIntro to Songwriting and Recording Gain some speed-songwriting chops by making a 1-minute track in pairs or small groups! Open to beginner through advanced writers, rappers, poets, musicians, producers, or those just curious to try - we have your back! Participants will collaboratively write and record short, simple songs. Beats by Notes For Notes youth producers will be available. Participants may also bring beats, use the studio's variety of music instruments (bass, keys, guitar, drums, electronics, digital production), or record A capella. Volunteer musicians will be there help bring ideas to life, and everyone receives an email with a link to their track by the next day!11:00am - 2:00pmNotes For Notes Studio, located inside James Jordan Boys & Girls Club, 2102 W. MonroeFree - Email or call Mr. Aquil to sign up15Aquil Charlton
acharlton@notesfornotes.org
803-956-0615
Notesfornotes.orgHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Thursday, March 29National Museum of Mexican ArtYollocalli Art AdventureCome to Yollocalli Arts Reach and create art about your community and culture. The day will begin with a field trip and community building activity, followed by a drawing activity, and lunch. The location of the field trip will be determined by the Yollocalli Youth Council. 11:00am - 2:00pmYollocalli Arts Reach, 2801 S. Ridgeway Ave.Call our offices, 773-521-1621. Free event.30Vanessa Sanchez
vsanchez@nmmart.org
http://yollocalli.org/High School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29Park Manor Alumni AssociationTeens Teaching TechAn intergenerational service learning project where teens will help seniors develop and refine basic computer literacy skills through a series of presentations. 1:00-3:00DuSable Museum of African-American HistoryService Learning Project Flyer There is no cost Ten/Chicago Vocational Career Academy students already signed up.Joycella A. Omerey
jaomerey@aol.com
Service learning project flyer
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Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30Common CausePhone Banking to Make a Differencestudents will come to our office and contact Chicagoans by phone or email to find out what issues they care about? As a community we need to hear each other's thoughts so we can work together for our voices to be heard.12:00 - 2:00pm205 W RandolphThere is no cost. Email: ihart@commoncause.org to register25Ibie Hart
ihart@commoncause.org
Commoncause.orgMiddle School and High School Youth
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Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30Chicago Architecture FoundationOpen StudioJoin us over spring break at CAF’s FREE drop-in Open Studio sessions. Get a taste of design through a variety of hands-on activities at one of our LEGO® Inspiration stations. You'll use the design process and critical thinking to solve a design challenge using LEGO and mixed media.12:00 - 5:00pmChicago Architecture FoundationDrop-InDrop-InAyrika Craig
acraig@architecture.org
architecture.orgMiddle School and High School Youth
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Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30Street Level & Urban GatewaysGamer's WeekIf you're planning to kick back and play video games during spring break, why not game with us! All week we will be holding FREE training sessions for fighting games like Super Smash Bros, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2 and many others in preparation for our upcoming gaming tournament. So even if you not good, we'll help you get there! (You are welcome to bring controllers and other games.)12:00 - 5:00pm1637 N Ashland Ave; Chicago, IL 60622Call or drop in. FREE! DFSS forms required.40Matt Woods
mwoods@urbangateways.org
773-862-5331
http://street-level.urbangateways.org/High School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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Hyde Park - 3/26-3/28; Edgewater - 3/27-3/29The Viola ProjectShakespeare's Spring Break SuperheroesAre you practicing your best Wakandan warrior moves? Are you counting down the days until Wonder Woman 2 comes out? Shakespeare's plays are also filled with superheroes - and supervillains! From Prospero’s magic to the Weird Sisters' spells, Shakespeare is full of mutants, magic, and mayhem! Whether you're a mischievous fairy like Puck, or a misshapen monster like Caliban, we've got a role for you. Join us as we combine powers to play all of the great roles Shakespeare wrote -- maybe even create a few characters of our own!9:30am - 3:30pmTwo locations: (1) Edgewater - 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave (2) Hyde Park - 5655 South University AveRegister on our website: https://www.violaproject.org/school-year-programs/. There is a cost ($175) but we always have financial aid available for anyone who needs assistance.18 per locationRebecca Dumain
rebecca@violaproject.org
www.violaproject.orgMiddle School Girls Only (6-8th Grade)
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Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 (Session 1) OR Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 (Session II)The Field MuseumCharacter Illustration WorkshopJoin The Field Museum as we guide you through creating your own illustrated mammal character. We'll take you through the entire process from sketch to final product. In this 2 day workshop high school teens will explore the Museum’s mammal collection, go behind the scenes with scientists and learn some cool illustration techniques from The Field Museum’s Artist in Residence.
Design your own very own mammal character using traditional and digital media tools to create an illustrated trading card you can share with family and friends! No prior drawing experience is necessary. Two sessions offered! March 26-27 OR March 29-30, 2018.
9:00am - 4:00pmThe Field Museum, Grainger Digital Media StudioFREE with Registration: http://bit.ly/FM_illust15 per sessionCarolina Kaufman
digitalstudio@fieldmuseum.org
312-665-7524
www.teenstakethefield.comHigh School Youth (9-12th Grade)
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CivicWeek offers 4-day and weeklong programs for the following dates: March 25-31, March 28-31Civic Education Project - Northwestern University's Center for Talent DevelopmentCivicWeek CivicWeek brings together outstanding students from around the country for service, learning, leadership, and laughter. The city becomes a classroom as students gain hands-on experience with important social issues and explore careers that make a difference in fields like health, human rights, law, politics, and urban development. Students engage in meaningful service, meetings with top professionals and community leaders, and hands-on learning in a fun and supportive living-learning community.CivicWeek programs are residential programs. Chicago, IL & Washington DCCivicWeek is an application, tuition based program. For more information see our CivicWeek page and the Application Process and Timeline dropdown: https://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/program/civicweek Groups consist of 12 to 18 students.
Suzanne Goebel
cep@northwestern.edu
847-467-2572
https://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/program/civicweekMiddle School and High School Youth
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Various dates: See calendar: www.fpdcc.com/VSForest Preserves of Cook CountyForest Preserves of Cook County Stewardship Volunteer WorkdaysYou are invited to get healthy outside and help the forest!
Please see our calendar of workdays and register yourself online at this link: www.fpdcc.com/VS
Forest Preserves of Cook County Stewardship Volunteer Workdays are scheduled every week of the year!
Various dates/times; See calendar: www.fpdcc.com/VSVarious Cook County locations; See calendar: www.fpdcc.com/VSSee the online calendar and register for workdays at this website: www.fpdcc.com/VSFor groups of greater than 10 students, please contact Kevin KuhnKevin Kuhn
Kevin.kuhn@cookcountyil.gov
773-631-1790 X19
Please see the Forest Preserves of Cook County volunteer website: www.fpdcc.com/volunteerMiddle School and High School Youth
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Various datesYoung Chicago AuthorsOpen Poetry and Emcee WorkshopsIf you're a young artist interested in poetry, hip-hop, rap, or journalism, check out Young Chicago Authors’ programs.

YCA offers weekly writing workshops in poetry (Check the Method) and hip-hop/rap (Emcee Wreckshop), plus the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago (WordPlay), a journalism intensive (Chicago Beat), and a monthly LGBTQ salon (Queeriosity). Come through YCA to develop your voice with the help of professional teaching artists and join the largest, most vibrant youth literary community in Chicago.
Varies1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL . 60642No need to sign up - show up and participate for freeVariesMariah Neuroth
mariah@youngchicagoauthors.org
https://youngchicagoauthors.org/programsMiddle School Students (6-8th Grade), High School Youth (9-12th Grade), Middle School and High School Youth
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