Summer Summit in Review

In June, eleven teenagers explored Chicago and discovered the city in a whole new light. At Allow Good’s weeklong Summer Summit, youth had the opportunity to visit local leaders in the philanthropic sector from various Chicago foundations, nonprofit organizations, emerging for-profit social ventures, and socially conscious businesses. More than 20 speakers from organizations such as Groupon, the McCormick Foundation, and GirlForward spoke on topics ranging from philanthropy to corporate social responsibility to global citizenship.

Activities throughout the week of the Summit focused on cultivating leadership, gathering insight from guest speakers, and putting their new knowledge into action. At the end of the week, each student worked individually or in pairs to create and present their own social entrepreneurship venture based on a social issue they identified as important to them.

Our students created eight different organizations, each aimed at a unique social issue they are passionate about. Read about them here.