The Chicago Park District will hold a free event for teens ages 13-19 on the city’s west side. The summit will consist of workshops, panel discussions, spoken word and dance performances, and more.

In addition to providing a plethora of resources for urban teens, “The Blueprint” will feature interactive conversations that teens face daily such as violence, economic strife and peer pressure. 

The teen summit takes place on Saturday November 23rd, 2013 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St. from 10am-3pm. 

Special guest speakers include State Representative LaShawn K. Ford, Chicago Park District Area Manager Michael Scott Jr., Move Me Soul Coordinator Ayesha Jaco, Judge Owens J. Shelby, and TrueStar Co-Founder Na-Tae’ Thompson.