LEARNING IS A LIFESTYLE
connected to IDENTITY
Bronzeville Youth: 5th-8th Grade
Learn from experienced mentors in your community! All programs provide fun, hands-on experience with cutting-edge design and fabrication techniques - Glass Blowing, Robotics, Painting and Drawing, 3D Printing, and more!
Your child can join the network and actively build their identity and confidence as an artist and inventor.
Our SUMMER sessionS will run from JUN 26 to AUG 11.
The cost of the sessions and transportation are generously supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Best Buy, and Comcast. The Chicago Housing Authority provides scholarships for its residents to attend the Creativity Camp at Little Black Pearl.
What is our Mission?
We design learning systems aiming to ensure that all youth, especially the underserved, cultivate the critical skills, literacies and agency necessary to have the opportunity to create lives that are engaged, empowered and successful.
Who is our Community?
Fusion supports youth and families in developing their identities that fuse together unique interests and skills as designers, makers, and coders in a community that supports and values STEAM literacies.
Our students come primarily from the following schools in Bronzeville: Kozminski, Reavis, Burke, Carter G. Woodson, Holy Angels, and Ida B. Wells
Little Black Pearl
1060 E 47th St
Chicago, IL 60653
month-long creativity CAMP AT LBP
Creativity Camp at Little Black Pearl
Jul 10 - Aug 11
This innovative summer program inspires participants, ages 7-19, to use their creativity in the Arts to engage in special programs designed by Little Black Pearl staff. Summer campers are supervised and taught by highly- skilled artists, provided breakfast and lunch daily, and they attend field trips.
1 WEEK CAMPS (MON-THU) at DYETT
DYN & Best Buy Van:
Jun 26 - Jun 29
Jul 31 - Aug 3
We will explore FUSE design challenges. FUSE appeals to the interests of all young people. Adults in FUSE play a new kind of role - they facilitate instead of instruct. This camp will provide a new way to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and math in a fun and relaxed way.
Jul 10 - Jul 13
Think outside the box and design a dream house! This Girls Build! camp is specially crafted to engage girls ages 11–14 in architecture and design. Girls will work through the design process to create their dream houses, while taking into account real-world issues like sustainability and affordability. Participants will learn sketching, computer modeling and 3-D model-making, and visit architecture and design firms where they'll work alongside women professionals. Girls will present their models at a final showcase for their families.
Learning to Invent, Inventing to Learn:
Jul 24 - Jul 27
An introduction to invention through the use of micro-controllers, sensors, actuators and everyday materials. Students may also explore laser cutting and simple woodworking as they use these tools and techniques to design and invent.