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YOUmedia started at Harold Washington Library in Downtown Chicago in 2009. A place where teens could freely explore their own interests, the space became popular and gained nationwide attention for its innovative programs. YOUmedia is changing the role of libraries in learning.
YOUmedia Hartford is a next generation digital learning and maker space for teens ages 13-19 only. Our combination of professional tools, eager learners, and skilled mentors sets the bar for informal learning. Our partnerships with schools and businesses create pathways for students beyond the library walls and beyond high school.
We aim to help young people access the resources they need to achieve their goals. Whether it's a career, educational, or a personal goal we're here to guide young people toward the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will help them be successful on their own terms. Because of this approach our youth are knowledge enthusiasts and crazy-awesome gamers; they are producers and they are teachers. Our mentors are tech geeks and artists; they are role models and all-the-way amazing people.
Stop by and see for yourself :)
has lived in 7 different states and 2 countries. She loves cooking, biking, and growing food - and she loves working at YOUmedia because of the awesome teens!
is the library ninja at YOUmedia. Her life goal is to travel to 6 of the 7 continents -- eating new foods along the way. She loves to stand up paddle board, bike around big cities, practice yoga, sew, and hang out with her cat, Prince. Ask her what she’s reading right now.
Is student at Capitol Community College working on his BFA in audio engineering. His meaningful and poetic lyrics laid over a heart pumping beat must be heard and seen. He's not hard to find, just ask and he'll introduce himself, "HI, I'M ELI"