Mayor Richard M. Daley joined the Chicago Public Library at the opening of YOUmedia, an innovative new 21st Century learning space for high school students. Located at the Harold Washington Library Center, YOUmedia connects young adults, books, media and institutions throughout the city in one dynamic space. YOUmedia is a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and Digital Youth Network, with generous support provided by MacArthur and the Pearson Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation. The space was designed by a team of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.