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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Conscious Youth Promoting Health and Environmental Resilience (CYPHER)
CYPHER is tackling climate change, sustainability, and health equity by empowering a sense of responsibility for social good in future leaders of the world — our youth. Browse the site to see the range of work they do to engage and support involvement of youth from distressed areas.

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Creating a STEM Learning Ecosystem
This initiative seeks to "cultivate STEM Learning Ecosystems that encourages collaborating across sectors in new and creative ways to increase equity, quality and STEM learning outcomes for all. " Many of the ideas and goals are similar to strategies of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and could be used to support the universe of non-school tutoring, mentoring and learning programs needed in high poverty areas.

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The Hidden Genius Project - Oakland, CA
From the web site: "we train and mentor black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities."

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Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) - Chicago Chapter
From the web site: The Chicago Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) is a professional association representing the interests of engineers in Chicago from all fields of practice."

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ACE Mentor Program - archetecture, construction, engineering
ACE’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. This is a good example of how industry can connect and mentor young people who might become future workers.

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Advanced Technological Education (ATE Central)
From the web site: "ATE Central is a freely available online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers. These National Science Foundation funded initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them. ATE Central is designed to help educators, students, and the general public to learn about, and use materials from, the entire depth and breadth of the Advanced Technological Education program."

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Advocates for Urban Farming - youth involvement opportunity
This is an organization that encourages urban farming in Chicago. This is an activity non-school youth serving organizations might want to get involved with.

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After school STEM education program
From the web site: "The ISTF program challenges students to research how National Critical Technology (NCT) http://istf.ucf.edu/Newcomers/ applications may be used to solve real-world problems." They use information technology tools while adhering to guidelines based on national science content standards. Students develop critical thinking, research and reading/writing skills as they work on-line with practicing professionals and publish their final research findings in a webpage format for preliminary and national rounds of judging.

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American Architecture Foundation - Center for Design and the City
From the web site: "The Center for Design & the City connects leaders at the intersection of innovations in design, public policy, and technology. It houses nationally recognized programs such as the City Managers’ Design Academy, Sustainable Cities Design Academy and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with AAF and the United States Conference of Mayors.

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American Physical Society web page
APS is a leading voice for physics education and supports physics educators at all levels through its programs, publications, and resources.

Visit the policy and advocacy section for articles that you can use in your own program development. 0ne article talks about strengthening the science education of future teachers and addresses the pressing national need for improving K-12 physics education and recognizes that these teachers play a critical education role as the first and often-times last physics teacher for most students.

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Back of the Yards Community Council - BYNC computer lab
From the web site: "The BYNC provides service-learning opportunities for area youth to develop valuable job readiness skills to prepare them for the workforce. In the BYNC computer lab, youth learn basic computer skills through a structured curriculum."

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Black Girls Code
The mission of this San Francisco area organization is "To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology."

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Building Partnerships with STEM-rich Institutions - pdf
This PDF on the Afterschool Alliance web site describes how can science centers, universities and corporations rich in STEM resources can help after-school programs and expanded learning.

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Careers in Science and Technology - resource
From the web site: "Science Buddies web site has detailed information on over 100 careers. Students can browse these "to discover what scientists really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers"

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Careers in science, technology, engineering, math
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a non-profit resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing.

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Change the Equation. Design for Effective Philanthropy
From the web site: "Through its network of more than 100 CEOs, Change the Equation pledges to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation. Change the Equation’s (CTEq) more than 100 corporate members devote more than $500 million a year to improving STEM learning. Yet they know that, to have a meaningful impact, they must align their efforts around common principles for effective engagement. CTEq’s Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy and companion Rubric draw on research and the collective experience of leaders in corporate philanthropy. They aim to define a framework for corporate engagement in STEM learning to create measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation’s young people."

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Chicago Center for Arts & Technology (CHICAT)
From the web site: "Starting in Spring 2017, CHICAT will offer life-changing after-school Arts & Technology education for students and innovative vocational training for adults. CHICAT is focused on the connection between art and technology, the power of connecting communities, and engaging and teaching in an inspirational and beautiful environment."

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Science
From the web site: "The Chicago Board of Education created the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in July, 1984, and in September, 1985, we opened our doors as the newest high school in the Chicago Public Schools, attracting students from all parts of the city. This school was established at a time of great concern about the future of agricultural education and the agricultural industry in general. There is a nationwide effort underway to broaden the scope of teaching in and about agriculture beginning at the kindergarten level and extending through adulthood. At the high school level, there is strong interest in shifting the curriculum toward agribusiness and plant and animal sciences. Too few agricultural college graduates are available to fill the need for new professionals in agricultural science and business.

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Chicago Inventors Organization
From the web site: "he Chicago Inventors Organization’s (CIO) vision includes being the premier provider of positive, affordable, credible resources to inventors whose products range across all markets including digital apps."

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Chicago STEM Pathways Blog
From the web site: "The Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative (the Coop) is a collaborative effort aimed at increasing youth and family access to quality STEM experiences in both formal and informal settings, from cradle to career."

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CodeCreate - tech workshops for Chicago youth
From the web site: "CodeCreate facilitates technology, art and design education for youth and educators as dynamic and accessible workshops and activities, linking hands-on, tactile construction with electronics and civic media. CodeCreate empowers learners through creative design with everyday technology and learners' own ideas: commands that students retain every other time they see those tools."


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CoderDojoChi - teaches tech to teens
From the web site: "CoderDojoChi is a volunteer not for profit, founded in 2013, that teaches web, game, and app development to youth throughout the Chicagoland area, ages 7 to 17, via twice monthly workshops . Our mission is to create a fun, collaborative environment to explore STEM. Through challenging play, youth can build memorable experiences with mentors. All classes are 100% free to attend.


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Commonwealth Foundation (Chicago) - supports youth digital learning
The Commonwealth Foundation is one of the projects funded by the Chicago HIVE digital learning initiative. It provides a variety of digital learning opportunities for Chicago youth. Browse the site to learn more.
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Computer Science web resources
From the web site: "Computer science skills can be used across all industries, making for virtually endless career possibilities. And it doesn’t hurt that technology professionals are some of the highest paid out there. This guide is here to help you on your computer science journey. Inside you’ll find myriad resources to help expand your understanding of this wide-ranging field of study. Whatever your level of expertise, you’ll find something of interest here – from great introductory resources, practical coding resources, study resources and lists of podcasts and blogs."

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Digital Youth Network - Chicago City of Learning
DYN is a Chicago project that supports organizations, educators and researchers in learning best practices to help develop our youths’ technical, creative, and analytical skills.

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