Summer of Learning Badge Programs

Mayor Emanuel, City officials and leaders from Chicago's community and civic organizations have come together to support keeping Chicago's children safe and engaged this summer through the administration's Summer of Learning initiative, the largest coordinated summer learning effort in the country.

In a unique public-private partnership, the city has teamed up with the MacArthur Foundation and Mozilla to allow youth to earn recognition for engaging in learning during the summer and help teachers track student learning next fall. Through Mozilla's free Open Badges tools, each organization in the Summer of Learning will design their own creative digital "badges" for youth to earn and collect when they complete learning activities over the summer - from field trips to experiments to team projects.

Summer of Learning represents the first coordinated and dedicated approach of its kind for youth in every neighborhood to access high-quality programs that will help them continue to learn even when school is out. It is also the largest youth badging opportunity, and Chicago students will be the first to pioneer this new way of being recognized for their learning milestones and skill development. To learn more about the Mayor's initiative, please visit

The following programs are now closed for registration

Questions? Contact Christine Mikel at 312.499.1848 or


HerWorld - Friday, August 2, 2013

DeVry University's HerWorld program is designed to help prepare young women for college, inspire them to reach their career aspirations and introduce them to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Led by successful female professionals, the day's sessions will give students the opportunity to meet other young women their age, work with their peers on interactive educational activities, set new personal goals, and learn about exciting career opportunities that they may never have dreamed of.

This complimentary event is open to high school girls entering their freshman through senior year of high school.

Bridge2Bachelor - Running July 8 through September 1, 2013

The Bridge2Bachelor program allows community college students interested in business and technology related fields to experience a class offered at DeVry University. Students can take a course at DeVry University and receive academic credit towards a bachelor's degree. Tuition and fees are waived for those who meet eligibility requirements.

This complimentary program is open to community college students with at least 36 hours of baccalaureate semester-credit hours.

Passport2College - Running July 9 through August 16, 2013

Passport2College offers collegelevel classes to juniors and seniors wishing to earn college credit at no cost while still attending high school. The program can help you to become better prepared for the demands of college, allow ou to make a soother transition from high school, and enabe you to hit the ground running toward a successful career.

STEAM Summer Camp - Monday, July 15 through Friday, July, 19, 2013

DeVry University's STEAM Summer Camp has been designed with one goal in mind - to help students explore the opportunities available to them in the STEAM fields while developing relevant skills to help them succeed in their educational and career goals. We invite students entering their sophomore through senior year of high school to participate in this complimentary camp. Each day the students will explore a bit of what the world has to offer them by participating in interactive, hands-on workshop featuring one of the STEAM fields. Additional enrichment activities will take place each day and range from a presentation on preparing for college to asking a panel of industry experts their opinions on what the future holds for their generation's workforce.

This complimentary program is open to high school students entering their sophomore through senior year of high school.

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