Young Chicago Authors: transforming the lives of young people since 1991
The Daily Show has been "undesked" this week with host Trevor Noah hosting his show from Chicago. They have been featuring local organizations who are doing amazing things -- many of them for our young people.
Young Chicago Authors (YCA) really caught my eye.
YCA's mission is to cultivate young voices through writing, publication, and performance education.
According to the YCA About page, "YCA exposes young people to hip-hop realist portraiture and teaches them how to create their own authentic narratives through a variety of arts education programs both in and out of the classroom. These programs include free Education Partnerships for qualifying Chicago schools, free weekly writing workshops and open mics for young poets, journalists, and emcees, and Louder Than A Bomb, the largest youth poetry slam in the country."
Image Credit: YCA