Youth In Motion

In its sixteenth year “Youth In Motion” is a year round after school multimedia technology and peer leadership program for teens ages 15 to 18. Participants learn to use digital video and computers to create their own art. In CFWC’s sequential media arts curriculum students gain solid production skills and become peer teachers. 


Teens learn all levels of pre-production, production, and postproduction in the creative process of media making. They write, shoot and edit short projects. Youth learn to pitch their ideas, story boarding, collaborating in the group, making key decisions, directing actors, and proficiency with the cameras and equipment.  The results of the video, computer and leadership training translate into art, life and employment skills. The project emphasizes school-to-work and school-to-college programming. 

The Summer Film Camp

The Summer Film Camp is a 6-week summer program for youth ages 12-14. The program integrates video, digital media, and media literacy into a project based curriculum focused on antiviolence, youth journalism, and physical activity. Pre-teens participate in physical activities and swimming at the Harris Park. Field trips help participants increase their awareness of University of Chicago and Hyde Park neighborhood as well as use their camera to document the adventures and conduct “Man on the Street Interviews”.

STUDENT REGISTRATION: June 5th and 6th, 4-7pm


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The Gang PSA 

Intergenerational Interviews Grandparents