(PRO)jectUS |prō ˈjekt əs|(meaning):
PRO – advance level programming and/or skill set.
Project – to illuminate or put in the forefront.
US – initiative participants

(PRO)ject US is an initiative for young adults between the ages of 13 – 23 designed to build fashion design, music production, and new media journalism skills. Adding value to the skills learned by curating artifacts created & knowledge gained in a comprehensive portfolio. Making that portfolio actionable with industry-centered special opportunities.

(PRO)jectUS is supported by the Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at The Chicago Community Trust.

Program participants, whether in The Style Suite, The Sound Suite, or The Media Suite, will collaborate to create content and products for a culminating, public presentation. The music, fashion, and media created will be featured and/or sold on client websites, social media, and more. College, career, and financial literacy will be embedded in the program, as participants use industry-standard tools to learn (e.g. tracking album & product sales). Participants also have the chance to earn internships with each of the professional clients. Finally, youth will receive peer-to-peer and professional feedback.


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