Radical Creators

Chicago Ideas Radical Creators was a group of emerging changemakers brought together for exceptional experiences to inspire action in the city of Chicago and beyond. Their aim was to foster a sense of discovery and community within this unique network of impact-driven individuals and empower each member to leave their mark on this city. The year-long program offered exclusive experiences and special opportunities curated around this social chamber of commerce that is made up of motivated, diverse leaders. 

After the Idea: A Podcast by Chicago Ideas

In the first three episodes of our new podcast, we sit down with Chicago solution-makers from Edovo, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, and Academy for Global Citizenship to learn more about their impact in the city and beyond.

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Speaker Connects

These events directly connect the youth with Chicago Ideas Week speakers, providing students with opportunities for deeper engagement, knowledge and interaction.

Youth Ambassador Program

The Chicago Ideas Youth Ambassador program provides 35 high school students from underrepresented communities in Chicago direct access to Chicago Ideas Week programming, a year-long event schedule of behind the-scenes access to companies and organizations, and a direct pipeline to our globally recognized speakers for more intimate small group interactions.

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