Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire at Daley College – Tomorrow!

Chicago Southside MIni Maker Faire logo
Tomorrow is the 7th annual Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire at Daley College.  And it’s FREEEE!!!
Please share far and wide:
Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, August 2, 2019
11am – 5pm
Daley College
7500 S. Pulaski
Register for FREE tickets HERE.
By registering online before the event, you help let them know to expect you. AND you are automatically entered to win a PRIZE during the live drawing at the show!

IIT Computer Discovery Camp for 7th-9th Girls

This camp is intended for girls between 7-9th grades, who have never had access to coding or robotics. This is an excellent way for younger students to be exposed to STEM without feeling overwhelmed and build self-confidence as well!
It’s held on the IIT Mies (Main) Campus in July. For more information, please open the link below.
Applications are now available for our tenth annual IIT Computer Discovery Camp, 2019.  This is the link to the web page:
We are again offering 2 sessions this summer.  The theme is “Go Green!” Students with prior experience will be grouped accordingly.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Vida Winans
Director, IIT Computer Discovery Program
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 31st Street
Chicago, IL  60616
312-567-5334 p.
312-567-5067 f.

Intro to Python Summer Course

Information Session:
Python 101

As technology continues to innovate and play a bigger role in our economy, it is crucial to develop your technical skills. Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and this course will provide you the fundamental tools to get started.
Class Details:

6 Week Course
June 17 – July 29

Cost :
$600 if paid in full by 6/14
$700 if paid in 2 installments of $450 by 6/14 & 7/1

BUILT BY GIRLS – The Inside Look @ Uber

Events are geared towards students who identify as female or gender non-binary between the ages of 15-22.
My name is Amanda and I lead events and community at BUILT BY GIRLS. We help young women get their first job in tech. I got your contact info through our previous community manager, Danielle Letayf.
Reaching out because BUILT BY GIRLS is having a networking event for students at Uber’s downtown Chicago location on June 27 and we’d love to have you and your students!
The event is called the ‘Inside Look’ where we take students to major tech companies to learn about how their tech works, network with professionals, and meet other students!
Here are some details:

  • Name: The Inside Look @ Uber
  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Time: 5PM – 7PM
  • Location: Uber, 111 N. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • Food: Pizza, salad, drinks
  • RSVP Link: RSVP here
In this Inside Look, you will:
  • Get an exclusive tour of Uber’s Chicago office
  • Learn about the different roles at Uber and what’s new with Uber tech
  • Network and participate in round table conversations with Uber and the BUILT BY GIRLS community

Data Science BootCamp

Application link: Data Science BootCamp – Student Application 

This year, the Office of Computer Science (Chicago Public Schools) is offering a Data Science BootCamp July 15th- July 19th for 25 students interested in learning more about how the world works by looking at data.  CPS is offering this camp in partnership with DePaul University and University of Massachusetts – Boston. Students who attend and actively participate in the week long Data Science BootCamp will be paid $150.00 at the conclusion of the event.

To qualify, you must be completing your Sophomore (10th) or Junior (11th) year. Additionally, preference will be given to students who have finished Algebra 2 and have demonstrated previous experience using the Scratch programming language (or equivalent).

You should expect to engage in a variety of hands-on activities as you work at a computer to answer questions using data.  You will learn everything you need during the camp; no previous data science experience is required.  You will be best prepared for this camp by having a creative mind and determined attitude.

If interested, please complete the Data Science BootCamp – Student Application.  Please begin by providing an email address you frequently check. You will be expected to provide your Student Information, Parent/Guardian Information, and answer six questions related to the camp. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 17th at Noon (12:00pm).  The first round of students accepted to the program will be notified by Wednesday, June 19th.  If accepted, students will need to confirm participation no later than Noon (12:00pm) on Monday, June 24th. Failure to confirm your participation by this time will result in your seat being forfeited. A second acceptance round and confirmation process will begin the week of June 24th- June 28th.

Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago

Application link –

The Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago would like to invite the young people at Lane to apply for our Center’s summer Youth Advancing Communities Together (Youth ACT) program!

This year’s topic is A Journey to Well-Being: How to Achieve Physical, Mental, Social, Environmental, and Occupational well-being as an Immigrant in Chicago.

Program Details

What: 3-week intensive learning and applying workshops with various health and advocacy professionals

Who: High school students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

When:7/9-7/25, 16 hours/week

Incentive: $150 stipend and mini-grant opportunities

Application Opens: 6/5

Application Closes: 6/21

The purpose of Youth ACT is to empower interested students to become knowledgeable and active members of their communities. After the 3-week training, the students will participate in online discussions and coalition meetings on CAHE’s youth substance use prevention program. These active students will voice concerns in their communities and provide feedback on our program design and evaluation.

Application link –

Summer Opportunities at Chicago Public Library for Teens

Please see message below from Maggie P. Miller at the Chicago Public Library. Note relevant attachments to this post.

This Summer, Teen Services has a Summer Challenge just for for Teens.

Here is how it works:

  • Teens, ages 13-18, get a Bingo Card
  • The theme is We Are Chicago: Your City, Your Summer, Your CPL (it has a local focus in some of the activities on the Bingo card 😉)
  • Play to Win! Get a Bingo Card, Finish a row, column, or diagonal of activities on your Bingo Card.  You can complete activities on your own or by attending teen library programs.  After your FIRST 5 squares, you can get a sportspack (while supplies last).  Any additional 5 squares in a row, you can earn a ticket for 2 Citywide Raffle Drawings.
  • Teens can sign up at Independence Library and receive bingo card.  They can find me in YOUmedia to let me know when they’ve finished 5 squares and collect prizes.
  • Raffles for major prizes will take place on July 20th and August 17th.  They are Citywide, so I believe ticket will be pulled downtown (they’ll have more information on this soon).  Raffle prizes include books, Bluetooth speakers, power banks, charging towers, and Google Play Gift Cards!

Teens can also apply to be a junior volunteer at the Independence Library this summer to assist the Children’s Librarians with the Summer Learning Challenge for Children.  This entails sitting at the library SLC table, interacting with young children and parents and speaking with kids about what they’ve read, data entry, assisting the children’s librarians with craft and science programs and displays, raffle drawings, and so on.  We are able to grant service learning credit for volunteering.

Maggie P. Miller | Teen Librarian – YOUmedia
Independence Branch | Chicago Public Library
4024 N. Elston Ave. | Chicago IL 60618
312-744-0900 | 312-744-1132
Pronouns: She/Her


SLC 19 Junior Volunteer Application

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We Are Chicago July14-August17

CodeDay Chicago Spring 2019

CodeDay is a competition where artists work with coders to make creative projects. Form teams, give talks, hack other CodeDays, and compete in video game tournaments, all in 24-hours! The event starts this Saturday, so act now! If you’re ready for a fun weekend, go to and use promo code LANE to get 20% off your ticket!
This event is for students, not adults. Students from middle school through college are all welcome to attend.