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President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success

President Bill Clinton today announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges – online representations of earned knowledge and skills – to improve the futures of two million students and U.S. workers. < More information here >

 

A popular program that connects teenagers to technology will be expanded to six more Chicago Public libraries — with “pop-up” programs at a dozen more — thanks to a $2.5 million expansion unveiled Thursday. <More Information here>

 

YouMedia: A New Vision for Learning

In July 2009, YouMedia launched as an ambitious attempt to re-imagine the library as a more relevant learning resource for today’s teens. Understanding that the landscape has changed how teens learn, socialize and self-identify, how do we remix the public library experience so it can truly engage teens in a way that supports its core mission? A partnership between the Chicago Public Library and the Digital Youth Network, YouMedia took on this task through the creation of a unique 21st century physical learning space and an innovative online space to connect learners 24/7. <More Information here>

 

 

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Join the Chicago Summer of Learning and Hive Chicago for Destination Chicago: A festival of doing and making for all ages. This is a free event at DePaul University’s Loop campus where young people can take advantage of various engaging learning activities throughout the day. < More information here >

Sybil, the DYN Divas, YOUmedia Chicago and LevelUp staff and students appeared on WGN’s morning show to showcase what the Chicago City of Learning is all about!

More info available at: http://explorechi.org

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the relaunch of the Chicago City of Learning. DYN is excited to partner with the Mayor’s office on this amazing opportunity to empower the youth of Chicago.

We would like to thank the Mayor’s office and the MacArthur Foundation for continued support and vision in this partnership.

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