A Message from our Founder on Instilling Creativity and Confidence in Teens
I’ve been working in Chicago’s tech startup ecosystem for over a decade. As a mother of two boys, I felt it was important to expose them to the innovative tech ecosystem as a tween so they could imagine what they might become one day. I wanted them to think outside the box.
We Believe in our Youth!
Teen Innovators is inspired by our youth. They are curious, inquisitive and thoughtful. They have big ideas and just want a safe place be heard, validated and recognized.
How I helped a shy student feel connected.
I was that shy kid in middle school. Now I am a near-peer mentor who can help others feel connected that are just a few years younger than me.
When Covid Learning Loss & Summer Slide Converge
You might ask yourself, “it’s only 8 or 9 weeks, so do I really need to worry about summer slide?” Spoiler alert: YES. Educators have long known “summer slide” is a thing. The 2021-22 school year will be different, though, because for the first time, summer slide will be layered on top of the effects of “COVID learning loss.”
Do You Have a Budding Computer Expert or Entrepreneur?
We at Teen Innovators are incredibly excited about our second summer camp! We know the participants will have fun, make incredible memories, form new friendships, and enhance their innovative thinking skills!
Young Entrepreneur Offers Sage Advice for Breaking the Bonds of Technology
I was admittedly addicted to video gaming throughout my freshman year of high school, and I know first-hand how challenging it can be to manage this and so many other technology distractions.
Four things I wish I would’ve known before entering High School
Entering High school can be a daunting time for many young teens. This is when you get to explore, be curious and meet new people.
Teen Innovators Provides Students an Opportunity to Sign-up for Chicago Student Invention Convention
Teen Innovators, a company for teens by teens dedicated to fostering an innovative mindset in tomorrow’s leaders, announces a new collaboration with The Chicago Student Invention Convention.
Mental Health in our Youth Today
There has been talk about the mental health of our children and teens and how it is declining. Over the last 18-24 months, there have been many changes, some of them unexpected or quick. This is hard for many to handle along with other losses being experienced. There may have been events missed last year […]
What to Expect During The Minecraft Missions Virtual Clubs
Teens want community, whether on a sports team, with their peers in classes, or in after-school clubs, they seek friendships with like-minded individuals. Oftentimes, however, schools don’t have clubs for each teen’s unique interests, and it can be hard to find a group of people to bond over a shared hobby.