Due to COVID-19 YCA has suspended in-person programming. See our calendar for virtual programs.

Mission

The education department’s mission at Young Chicago Authors seeks to transform the literary experience in partnership with students, educators, and schools by strengthening youth voice. Through the study and practice of multidisciplinary art (hip-hop, poetry, visual art, etc.), participants bridge the gap between social and emotional literacy, critical thinking, and academic success in the classroom and beyond.

Mission

Education Partnership

Young Chicago Authors provides a free literary arts partnership residencies to select Chicago Public High Schools to work closely with one YCA teaching artist to roll out the schools arts programming.

Education Partnerships

Writing Teachers Collective

The Writing Teachers Collective is a space to bridge the gap between classroom teachers, mentors, and teaching artists.

Writing Teachers Collective

YCA Resource Center

If you are a student, artist or educator looking for ways to stay creative, YCA’s Resource Center offers writing workshops and additional resources to keep you inspired.

YCA Resource Center