Chicago’s first lady Amy Eshleman on the 10-year anniversary of YOUmedia and the importance of after-school programs for Chicago’s youth

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Justin Kaufmann with Amy Eshleman, Taylor Bayless, and Nichole Pinkard.

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Youmedia co-founders Amy Eshleman and Nichole Pinkard along with YOUmedia teen librarian Taylor Bayless join Justin on Extension 720 to talk about the 10th anniversary of YOUmedia, the digital learning space at 19 Chicago Public Library locations. Amy, Nichole and Taylor talk about the work that YOUmedia has done over the last decade, where the idea for YOUmedia came from, how they were initially able to get youth in the door, how they are able to keep Chicago youth engaged, the challenge of keeping YOUmedia programs authentic and how me make sure after-school programs are here to stay.

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