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Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10 AM - 2 PM

United Center Atrium  


The inaugural Summer50 Fest will provide parents, teens, and youth opportunities to learn about and connect with youth programs, educational initiatives, education-based athletics, and jobs/internships available throughout the summer and beyond. Key city stakeholders and agencies, corporate and civic partners, educational institutions, and community-based organizations will be invited to host a booth/activation where they can highlight their programs and enroll families and teens on the spot. 


The Fest will feature on-site job applications and placement for teens, job readiness stations, summer programming enrollment, athletic opportunities PLUS engaging and fun clinics, pop-up events hosted by corporate partners, raffles, personal appearances, a DJ and more. 

Summer50 Fest will foster community resiliency, connecting citizens to stakeholders in ways to improve social impacts and bridge gaps to the future. Families will leave with a plan for the summer and the resources they need to ensure they can take advantage of opportunities across the city.Wards365 will work with civic, community, and faith-based partners to identify 2000 need-based families across 50 wards along with an open invitation to the general public to participate. 


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  • On-site job applications and placement

  • On-site sign-up for summer activities through agencies listed above

  • On-site sign-up for volunteer opportunities

  • Education Athletics

  • Job readiness:

    • Haircuts/barber

    • Professional clothing shop 

  • Kid-friendly activities and engagement including experiential gaming and eSports.

Free Event For The Entire Family Register HERE!

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