There are nearly 8,000 slots available in more than 400 remote and in-person programs. The 11-week spring session begins this week. Most programs will continue to take place remotely, but a variety of safe, in-person opportunities for teens will be offered in some locations and in partnership with community-based organizations.
Students can apply for more than 400 programs in the arts, communication, leadership, sports and STEM that begin the week of July 6. Teens will earn a stipend between $336 and $850 depending on the length and level of expertise required for the program.
Alexis Mendoza is one of the five young people in the Chicago area selected to be part of the 2019 Bank of America Student Leader program. This summer she had an internship at Working in The Schools (WITS), Chicago-based non-profit that focuses on increasing childhood literacy – an opportunity she received through the Bank of America award.
Nearly 20 teens from the South and West sides of Chicago came together to work on a professional TV set as part of a Fresh Films program, where they worked alongside professionals including American actor Tim Kazurinsky.