YOUmedia @ CPL
Chicago Public Library librarians and Digital Youth Network mentors provide workshops on using digital media tools and creating artifacts such as blogs, videos, songs, and images. The space is open to all high school age teenagers and use of the technology is free with a valid Chicago Public Library Card.
"Students have the power to participate in the media, to react to the media, to create the media, to be the media. With this newfound power, our youth don’t have to simply be fed what the media presents; they can join in the process, to provide a broader more and relevant perspective, while at the same time defining themselves in new, and powerful ways. This idea of redefinition can influence the birth of a new youth cultural renaissance."
--Mike Hawkins, DYN Associate Director / Lead Mentor