Summer Kickback Series Provides Safe Spaces for Teens this Summer.

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins First Lady Amy Eshleman, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Amazon, and community-based organizations across the city to launch the inaugural Summer Kickback Series. This initiative provides safe spaces, programs, and other opportunities for Chicago youth, ages 14 to 19 in 15 communities on the south and west sides. The Summer Kickback Series is the latest offering of My CHI.My Future (MCMF), the City’s effort to connect Chicago’s youth with safe and engaging spaces throughout 15 communities across the south and west sides.

“Connecting our youth with safe, engaging, and empowering opportunities throughout the summer is critical to providing every possible pathway to success,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “The Summer Kickback Series builds upon MCMF’s efforts to further young Chicagoans’ professional development leading to positive futures. I am also delighted to see that this initiative builds upon our efforts to continue encouraging vaccinations against COVID-19

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