Do you know about Chicago’s arts & tech blended learning spaces for youth? Here are a few:

YOUmedia at Chicago Public Library Branches

YOUmedia is a library and studio space at Chicago Public Library branches designed specifically for teens. You can hang out, mess around and geek out on projects to create your own music, video, 2D and 3D design, photos and podcasts with help from skilled mentors. YOUmedia equipment is available for free with your valid Chicago Public Library card. For more information and to look up locations, visit http://www.chipublib.org/youmedia-teens/

Little Black Pearl

Location: 1060 East 47th Street Chicago, Illinois 60653

Little Black Pearl (LBP) is a nonprofit serving youth in the Kenwood/Oakland, Woodlawn, and Bronzeville neighborhoods. Their Teen Tech Center is a space that enables teens from Chicago to gain access to technological tools, resources and opportunities in music, multi-media, video, graphics, digital photography, engineering and animation. Find out more about Little Black Pearl at http://blackpearl.org

Street-Level Youth Media

Location: 1637 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Street-Level offers free media arts training to youth & young adults from ages 13 to 24. Experienced teachers, artists, and mentors teach year-round workshops at their multimedia center. Find out more at http://www.street-level.org/

Adler Planetarium STEM Teen Programs

Location: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605

The Adler’s Teen Programs focus on providing technical and professional skills, mentorship, and a welcoming learning environment for Chicago high school students of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities. They introduce you to new skills like web development, game development, robotics and more. Find out more here: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/teen-opportunities

This list is just the beginning. There 250+ locations in Chicago where you can access technology, training, & Wi-Fi. Find them at all at on our Locator.