BENEFITING: Street-Level Youth Media
The term Chiraq conjures up images of violence, guns, death, and war torn systems. Interviewees from a Trib article explain that the term reflects “an anxiousness among youth that’s pervasive throughout the city” and draws attention to overlooked Chicago communities rife with abandonment, “...the closing of their schools, the dismal graduation rates, the inability to get work, all those things are ‘Chiraq’.”
For 18 years, Street-Level Youth Media has been a friend, mentor, and family to youth seeking refuge from consequences of a system that needs mending. We offer a safe space for youth to process what’s happening around them, support to share their stories, and find solutions with trusting adults and peers.
Through media arts programs that prioritize personal development, civic and academic engagement, Street-Level is growing a new generation of artistic, cultural, and community change makers. Please continue supporting our youth and mission with a gift. Help us put an end to Chiraq.
Street-Level Youth Media
1637 N Ashland Ave | Chicago, IL 60622
P 773.862.5331 | F 773.969.5376
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