For K-8 Students

Chicago Youth Programs

Chicago Youth Programs was founded in 1984 by Northwestern University Medical Students to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. CYP uses a comprehensive approach aimed at developing their capabilities by providing tutoring, enrichment programs and healthcare to children from birth to young adulthood.

Visit the CYP Site

PRISM Outreach Program

Promoting Inner-City Youth in Science and Medicine (PRISM), in collaboration with the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club, encourages inner-city youth to explore science and medicine career opportunities through mentor-guided, interactive educational opportunities and activities. It was started by Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program students.

About the Boys & Girls Club

Science Club

In Science Club, kids and scientists meet once a week after school to work together on science challenges and experiments. The program aims to promote engagement in the sciences and to close the science achievement gap for underserved youth in Chicago and Evanston.

Visit the Science Club Site

SQE Inspire

This program from the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics exposes students to STEM through field trips, science teacher development/continuing education, internships, workshops and other outreach opportunities.

Visit the SQE Site

YES! (Youth Enhancing Skills) Program

This interactive program allows middle school students to gain healthcare career exposure and develop beginner skills.


Workforce Education at Lurie Children's

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