SCE is pleased to announce YOUmedia as a 2016 Venture Grant partner! Venture Grants proactively target thought leaders and creative organizations on the leading edge of the field. Through this initiative, we build partnerships with innovative groups working to solve key challenges aligned to our strategy.
YOUmedia is a dynamic 21st century teen learning lab located in 12 Chicago Public Library branches across Chicago—and also serves as a national model that has informed the work of similar spaces in more than 30 libraries and other public spaces throughout the country. Drawing on the Connected Learning approach—which emphasizes youth-driven, project-based learning led by mentors—the program empowers teens to create digital media, music, literature, fashion, and art that opens new pathways to college, career, and civic engagement.