Street Level programs are for youth ages 13-24. If you are younger than 13 or older than 24, please contact Matt Woods at mwoods@urbangateways.org or 773-862-5331 for more information on how you can get involved!

Street Level Class Registration Form Spring Session










Please select all classes for which you would like to register.


At the heart of every outstanding film and at the core of every successful music video is a clear, descriptive, and concise story. Join us and learn how to make your stories come to life on the screen by following your narrative’s arc from short stories to script, and finally, a storyboard that allows you to even plan your own movie or pitch your idea to production companies.

Write and record the first hit single for your demo.  Your recording career starts here by examining the art of songwriting and learning the basics of Pro Tools.  Weekly "Listening Room" sessions will take place every Tuesday.  Learn how to critically examine the aesthetic and importance of sound, content, hooks, and lyrics presented in a variety of works through both video and audio.  

In recent years YouTube has been used as an open forum for discussion, entertainment, and creativity.  In this workshop we will cover the basic foundation of video production in order to help you create your own video, including how to set up and operate a camera, using a green screen, and basic video editing.  Whether you plan to teach viewers how to make pancakes, or you want to review a video game, this class will teach you the fundamentals in making a quality video that can be shared through many digital platforms.  

Podcasting is a powerful way of communicating your ideas and opinions. Discover how to successfully produce your own podcast by learning setup skills and equipment needs and gaining interviewing and audio editing techniques. This class digs into the range of podcast styles that are popular today.

Meet with professional journalists every week to pitch, craft, and publish your own stories from music reviews to your favorite foods.  Master the art of interviewing cool artists, investigating important issues, and even learn to become an editor yourself.  Choose the best articles, images, and media to be featured in our premier webzine blog, Mild Sauce (mildsauce.org), then start your own.  

Every Wednesday join us for hands-on workshops that offer insight into the basics of audio and video production, taught by Street Level alumni, staff, and guest professionals. Each Wednesday we explore topics including how to use a DSLR Camera, basic music mixing, microphone techniques, and more!


Check out our website for the latest offerings of these special workshops.


Clubs at Street Level are for and by youth who want to share their interests and talents in a safe and supportive setting. Check out our website for club details or stop by on Monday afternoons to see how you can get involved.

Anime Club

Editor’s Club & Mild Sauce

Gaming & Computer Club



Cyphers are daily conversations on topics that matter, where you can make your voice heard and hear the different perspectives of others. Stay after on Fridays at 4pm, when the hottest topic of the week will be explored through a special Cypher Podcast.

Take a deeper dive with your instructors to develop and complete your media projects. These sessions offer you facilitated access to the tools and expertise you need to make your songs and videos great. Regular attendance in classes and workshops is highly encouraged to get the best results.

If you have any questions regarding class registration or require assistance before completing the registration form, please contact Street Level at (773) 862-5331. Thank you.

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