Making the Invisible Visible: Investing in Adolescents – A Summer Perspective from Chicago


In April’s session of our Making the Invisible Visible series we continued our discussion and consideration of how to leverage the innovation and flexibility of summer, turning our attention to the unique opportunities summer provides to engage adolescents.

Just as it does for younger children and youth, summer 2021 provides an opportunity to reimagine the learning ecosystem for and focus on reengagement of adolescents. Home to the nation’s second largest summer youth employment program – One Summer Chicago – and continually demonstrating a commitment to ensuring equitable access to engaging out-of-school time experiences, Chicago’s commitment to investing in adolescents continues to strengthen.

Join Ebony Campbell, Senior Director, Resident Services at Chicago Housing Authority and Melissa Mister, Chief Program Officer at After School Matters alongside other partners from across Chicago’s adolescent learning and development ecosystem to hear their lessons learned about the impact of the dual pandemics on adolescents and how they are responding this summer and into the future.