College Preparation: Teen CareerTeen Career is an academic support program offered to Cabrini Green/Near North, Uptown, and Washington Park 9-12th grade students. Students receive one-on-one tutoring from The University of Chicago and Northwestern University medical and graduate students.
Women Empowerment Network (W.E.N.)W.E.N. is a female mentorship program comprised of female CYP participants enrolled in grades 9-12. The goal of W.E.N. is to develop, support, engage, and academically progress, young women residing in the Washington Park, Uptown, and Cabrini/Near North communities of Chicago.
Men in Action (M.I.A)M.I.A. is a male mentorship program comprised of male CYP participants enrolled in grades 9-12. The goal of M.I.A. is to develop, support, engage, and academically progress, young men residing in the Washington Park, Uptown, and Cabrini/Near North communities of Chicago. The goal of W.E.N. and M.I.A. is to engage women and men in an effort to address concerns, issues, and social topics that uniquely affect them. Both programs will strive to meet and exceed the following objectives throughout the school year:
1. Engage, develop, and challenge CYP participants by introducing them to:
- Career exploration activities
- Community service and volunteerism
- Exposure to college campuses
- Male to male and female to female mentoring opportunities
- Health and Wellness
- Academic Readiness