The ComEd Youth Ambassadors

ComEd Youth Ambassadors doing Outreach by Roosevelt train station.

ComEd Youth Ambassadors doing Outreach by Roosevelt train station.

The ComEd Youth Ambassadors high school summer program  promotes a new generation of youth to understand the importance of energy management using higher concepts of ComEd’s Smart Grid initiatives, following the Energy Modernization and Innovation Act. Through a collaboration with ComEd and After School Matters, teens from various high schools in Chicago have the opportunity to learn and become advocates of the Smart Grid and the Smart Meter. Since 2014, Columbia College Chicago opened its doors to offer two ComEd Youth Ambassadors programs to 45 students ages 14-18. Applications open in April at      http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/

“This program provides an excellent opportunity for high school students to develop professionalism in a working situation and to receive college-level education from professors. The work we do here usually teaches a lesson. For example, we host discussions not only to express our opinions, but to learn how to form a supported and detailed argument. These lessons help us to explore more of the real world and the society after school. This program is no summer camp or classes, it helps you to grow both as a person and a professional. Personally, I enjoyed this summer since it’s very enriched and I interacted with many professionals.” (Joshua)

espanol@afterschoolmatters.org