Students

Ava’s Big Finish
STUDENTS | July 1, 2020
Ava’s Big Finish

While many adults might not know what terraforming means, recent Prescott Elementary graduate Ava M. spent much of eighth grade learning all about it.

Syncopated Success
STUDENTS | June 27, 2020
Syncopated Success

New to Chicago, senior Lola decided to dive into the history of jazz to learn more about Chicago and the impact jazz had on the music world.

Heart and Soul
STUDENTS | June 24, 2020
Heart and Soul

Rising 7th grader Avery discovered the magic of the popular show Soul Train leading her to uncover how the trailblazing show broke barriers.

Words of Empowerment
STUDENTS | June 23, 2020
Words of Empowerment

When writing a letter to her state representative advocating for gender equality, student Britney Q. wasn’t only thinking about her own needs.

Meet Allie
STUDENTS | June 19, 2020
Meet Allie

Since fourth grade, Whitney Young graduate, Allie Swain, has known exactly the steps she needed to take to grow as a student and achieve her goals.

Meet Olivia and Tiffany
STUDENTS | June 18, 2020
Meet Olivia and Tiffany

Graduates Olivia and Tiffany found activities that reflected their diverse interests and fostered their passions at Von Steuben High School.

Meet Jada
STUDENTS | June 17, 2020
Meet Jada

Graduate Jada Miles, will take valuable skills for success she learned at Austin College and Career Academy when she heads to college next year.

Meet Rysa and Fama
STUDENTS | June 16, 2020
Meet Rysa and Fama

Two Uplift HS graduates headed to college next year are determined to create positive change for the communities that inspired them.

Meet Caleb
STUDENTS | June 15, 2020
Meet Caleb

Caleb is a natural at forging a path of success for himself. His time at Whitney Young prepared him to keep excelling as he heads to Yale next year.

Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam
STUDENTS | June 13, 2020
Meet Charisma, Ernest, and Mariam

Three Crane Medical Prep Seniors Eager to Pursue STEM Careers Mariam Pedro remembers sitting by herself and reading a book on her first day of high […]

Meet Kayla and Maia
STUDENTS | June 11, 2020
Meet Kayla and Maia

Kayla and Maia fostered their leadership skills at Brooks HS, preparing them for bright futures in college.

Meet Tri
STUDENTS | June 10, 2020
Meet Tri

Social justice advocate and future CPS alumni, Tri Ho, built a community and left a lasting impression on Taft HS and the city of Chicago.