If you've got kids, you'll want to check out Chicago's Summer of Learning, where over 100 organizations are providing hands-on learning opportunities for children of all ages, particularly in science, technology, engineering,
arts, and math. Locally, Alternatives, Boys & Girls Club, People's Music School, Kuumba Lynx, the Park District, and Chicago Public Library are taking part, and there are organizations all across the city as well. Kids can earn badges, with benefits carrying over into school in the fall. The website is here.