All Teen Innovators sessions leverage near peer mentoring, where high achieving older teens spend time with curious young teens.
The older teens are positive influences — there to have fun while talking about everything from making friends to climate change. Over time, the young teens develop confidence, connection and community with the older teen mentors and their peers of the same age.
Virtual After School Clubs
Curious young teens connect with like-minded peers
Virtual sessions meet weekly
Engage with other students around video games, anime, writing and exploring new places
Meet new people and make friends
1 on 1 Virtual Mentoring
Fluid and flexible 30 min. Zoom calls
Young teens connect with an older peer mentor to share their big ideas or chat about their day
Peer mentors are trained in empathy to listen to and validate the ideas of young teens
Three annual events to build community
Partnership with Chicago organizations, such as Chicago Student Invention Convention and Greenfield Academy's Business Fair and our own Summer Bootcamp
Based in Chicago, with virtual prep sessions