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Our Events

Find your community through our in-person and virtual events.

Virtual After School Clubs

Come find your community. Meet new friends your age, who share your passions. Log on to one of our after school clubs from anywhere. Led by our peer mentors, instead of a teacher, curious kids will dive in to topics they love. Join one of Teen Innovator’s clubs:

  • Let’s Game Together (Fortnite and Minecraft)
  • Let’s Explore a New City (Virtually)
  • Let’s Care for Animals
  • Let’s Prepare for High School Club
  • Authors Club
  • Anime Club

Clubs will take place from 4:30PM to 6:30PM CDT on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on January 10th.

Learn How to Be an Inventor!

Be part of the Teen Innovators Invention Team. Learn about the invention process and enjoy a chance to participate in the Chicago Student Invention Convention.

Chicago Children’s Business Fair Preparation Sessions

We are sponsoring 8 students for the Greenfields Academy’s Chicago Children’s Business Fair when they sign up for our business fair preparation sessions. The business fair is a great opportunity for your student to earn some money and become an entrepreneur. The series is three virtual preparation sessions in the three weeks preceding the (in-person) fair.

  • Tuesday 26th October from 5:00PM to 5:45PM CDT (virtual, with a peer mentor)
  • Tuesday 2nd November from 5:00PM to 5:45PM CDT(virtual, with a peer mentor)
  • Tuesday 9th November from 5:00PM to 5:45PM CDT (virtual, with a peer mentor)

Camp was held in two Downtown Chicago tech incubators: Chicago Connectory & 1871, with walking field trips, and outdoor lunch breaks. The program culminated in an optional 2-minute business pitch contest.

Summer Chicago Bootcamp Recap

5th-10th graders joined Teen Innovators for an exciting week of in-person camp, led by our rockstar peer and expert mentors! Camp ran for 5 days from 10A-2P at the Connectory in the Merchandise Mart.

Participants made connections and had fun while developing skills in:

  • Problem-solving
  • Presenting
  • Start-up Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Pitching
  • Team Building

Have questions about how to sign up or near peer mentorship?

Check out the videos from our peer mentors.