Calling all youth in grades 7-12!

This year’s CHA Youth Summit is virtual and will include four days of youth-led workshops on issues you care about, such as mental health, safety, an open mic talent show, and a job fair featuring organizations offering resources and summer employment opportunities for youth. 

Youth who attend at least three events that week will receive $40 in e-gift cards (to DoorDash and Amazon) and be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini!

Youth are Changemakers — Monday, April 5, 4:30-6:30pm CT

Join this opening event to help us celebrate the impact young people can have in their communities. Hear from two powerful young keynote speakers about their work and talk with other youth from across Chicago about what issues matter most to YOU. 


Staying in the Work— Tuesday, April 6,4:30-6:30pm CT

Youth who join this second day of our week of action will have a chance to ask questions and get ideas from a panel of youth and adult leaders making change now and participate in a youth-led workshop with tips on how to take care of your mental health in the pandemic. 


JJC Presents: The Know Your Rights Convent — Wednesday, April 7, 4:30-6:30pm CT

The Juvenile Justice Council will host an interactive virtual workshop on the importance of civic knowledge, community equity, and human rights. Through a restorative justice lens, participants will explore what to do during police encounters as well as receive expungement resources. Register now to make sure you’re in the know! 


Resource Fair and Open Mic — Thursday, April 8, 4:30-6:30pm CT

Join this closing event to learn about summer employment and enrichment opportunities (in Chicago) at our Virtual Resource Fair and to celebrate young people’s amazing talents at the Open Mic. Sign up to perform yourself or just to watch and appreciate others!