In Person Events
Young teens find community through in-person and virtual programming. Teen Innovators hosts three major events each year, one in spring, summer, and autumn.
Teen Innovators Summer Camp! For 5-9th graders.
July 25-28th from 10 am-2 pm
Merchandise Mart, Chicago (Optional drop off in North Center)
Cost $275 per week
Camp will increase innovative thinking through...
Activities, Challenges, Problem Solving, and Collaboration
Boost Leadership and Life Skills
Tours of Chicago Technology Companies
Speakers from Industry Leaders
Where will the camp take place?
The camp will be held at the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago. Our “home base” will be the Chicago Connectory, a tech incubation space sponsored by Bosch. We will also be taking walking tours of other tech companies around the Merchandise Mart.
What if I am unable to get my child to Merchandise Mart?
We will have a drop-off and pick-up location in the North Center area near the Brown Line CTA. We will then as a group travel to the Merchandise Mart via the CTA Brown Line.
What will my child do at camp?
Participants will boost their innovative thinking skills with a daily theme that all activities will center around. Themes will include communication, creativity, collaboration, strategy, etc. Activities will include challenges, company and building tours, speakers, and more! Students will learn how to network and make new friends.
Who will be supervising my child?
Our team is comprised of certified educators along with our certified peer mentors. All staff are background checked.
Will lunch be provided?
Participants will be asked to bring their own lunches. We will have access to refrigerators at the Connectory to keep lunches cold.
Can I pay for camp in installments?
Yes, we will require a $100 deposit at registration. The final $175 will be due June 30.
Summer Community Event
Raising Funds for 50 Scholarships
Our young people are experiencing a mental health crisis that has worsened since the onset of the Covid Pandemic. Many teens feel disconnected, are struggling, have lost interest in school, and the youth suicide rate has been climbing alarmingly.
Teen Innovators mentoring program was launched to address these very issues.
The Residences at Riverbend
333 North Canal Street
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Teen Innovators is on a mission to provide 50 scholarships to our fall programming. Your support will bring peer mentoring and positive role models to those in need.
Come meet our team, our mentors and hear from our students. Join us for the views, appetizers, and cocktails on the breathtaking terrace of the Residences at Riverbend as we celebrate the accomplishments Teen Innovators has made over the past year, and hear from current participants, mentors, and families.
Bid on amazing items in our silent auction!
All funds raised will go directly to scholarships for students.
A suggested donation of $50 will be asked for at the door or pre-register here: ecf.networkforgood.com/.../54419-teen-innovators-org
Chicago Student Invention Convention
Be part of the Teen Innovators Invention Team. Learn about the invention process and enjoy a chance to participate in the Chicago Student Invention Convention on April 30th.
FREE prep sessions starting Thursday, March 17th @ 4:00 via zoom. Register below.