Chicago is a great city full of wonderful organizations. We have been fortunate enough to partner with the following groups in order to make an impact on Chicago's youth.
AFS (American Field Service)
A long-standing partnership with Metro since 2001, AFS has helped 17 Metro students travel abroad in the summer for cultural exchanges in Costa Rica, Italy, France, Ghana, China, Thailand, Spain, Paraguay, and Turkey. Through the Faces of America diversity program, Metro students are able to get some of their travel tuition funded through generous grants from AFS.
Crystal Fund - The Crystal Fund was established to support grants for an extended "away from home" cultural or educational experience that provide a skill, knowledge and/or personal value as a means of support for Chicago youth demonstrating financial need and leadership potential. Through the generous support of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, many Metro students have seen their AFS trip become a reality through the Crystal Fund.
Go Farther Foundation
Through the generosity of Go Farther scholarships, Metro students have been able to secure the remaining funds to make their travel dreams a reality and travel abroad through AFS. While traveling with AFS, students have opened their eyes to a new world of possibilities and raised their expectations for what they can achieve in education and in their lives.
Metro students participate in art, media and fundraising projects aimed at raising awareness of those needier than themselves in Africa.
This Chicago organization offers Metro high school students and parents free financial aid assistance, especially with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Macheo - A community outreach program of Strathmore University
Metro high school students raise funds to purchase notebooks and pencils for Macheo students in the slums of Nairobi.
Merit School of Music
Through our partnership with Merit, our 4th-8th graders develop singing skills in the Metro Choir.
NSLI-Y: National Security Language Initiative for youth
NSLI-Y is an initative of the US State Department, and through the AFS Faces of America program, Metro students were invited to apply for the NSLI 2012 summer program to study strategically valuable languages. If chosen, they will study Russian, Arabic, or other critical languages including Korean, Hindi, Mandarin, Tajik and Turkish.
Stacy Sterenberg Mosaics
For the third consecutive summer since 2010, Metro high school students learn the craft of mosaic art.
One Good Deed Chicago
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
UIC Honors College
Robert Morris University
Kellogg School of Management - Neighborhood Business Initiative (NBI)