yOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS






YCA exposes young people to hip-hop realist portraiture & teaches them how to create their own authentic narratives through arts education programs both in & out of the classroom. These programs include free Education Partnerships for qualifying Chicago schools, free weekly writing workshops & open mics for young poets, journalists,






Since 1991, Young Chicago Authors has been transforming the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, & performance education.