CARES Chicago's Summer Internship Program will provide youth with special needs an opportunity to gain real world work experience in Healthcare, Hospitality, Custodial, Clerical and Recreational service occupations . Youth will gain and understanding of business operations and have the opportunity to acquire critical hard and soft job readiness skills while being monetarily compensated for the same.
The BlastBeat/Sound Alternative Summer Festival Project will engage participants to every aspect of producing a summer music festival for teens by teens. This instruction will include but not be limited to the sound reinforcement, event production and promotion, stage design and lighting, as well as marketing, permit acquisitions, and compliance.
Beat Shoppers is a media program designed to give teens experience in producing, song writing, performance, and DJing. Teens also gain valuable insight into the business of the music industry.
Fifteen student apprentices and six instructors from YTC - ASM programs bring donated rebuilt computers and other projects to rural communities in Durango, Mexico. Apprentices will interact with Mexican students, teachers and families for one week resulting in an unforgettable experience.
The objective will be to show North Carolina students how to refurbish computers so that by the end of the week, each school's student team has their first computers ready for donation. A student film team will also produce a short film of the trip for the closing ceremony on the last day.
This program offers apprentices the opportunity to develop an understanding of cinematic language. Apprentices learn state of the art video technology in order to produce, write, shoot, and score their own movies.
The Art Institute of Chicago Teen Lab introduces teens to the dynamic and creative "behind-the-scenes" world of the museum. Participants will meet artists and curators, experiment with a variety of art media, and work together to create museum-based projects or resources. Teen Lab is perfect for teens interested in technology and visual art and meeting and working with young artists and museum professionals.
Advanced apprentices learn the inner workings of a television studio and how to operate industry-standard equipment. The project culminates with shooting full-length television shows.
In the Graphic Design Program we simulate a real-world atmosphere of a bona-fide design house. Teens develop a company name, logo and learn the programs necessary for an exciting career as a professional graphic artist.