Discovering Our City

Change Our Students’ Lives,
By Sharing Yours…

Please join over forty Chicagoland companies and organizations for Discovering Our City 2018 on April 5th. Discovering Our City is Urban Prep’s annual all-school field trip that exposes our high school students—many of whom have never been out of their south and west side neighborhoods—to the professional, civic, and cultural institutions that make our city great.

Ways You Can Participate

Chicago-area companies/organizations can participate in Discovering Our City by hosting a group of students at your workplace; sponsoring a group of students’ visit to a site; and/or recommending a location for students to visit.

It’s a Win-Win

Participating in Discovering Our City helps our students and your company/organization by increasing awareness among your employees of important issues facing the city’s youth while demonstrating your strong commitment to community.

Sample Schedule for
Discovering Our City Hosts:

10:15 am Students Arrive
10:30 Office Tour/Presentation
11:00 Hands-On/Interactive Activity/Project
12:00 Lunch and Discussion with Employees
1:00 Students Depart

To host or sponsor a group of
students for Discovering Our City

Please visit   For further information, please contact Cameron Barnes at or 312-276-0259, ext. 1109. A summary of Discovering Our City 2017 can be viewed at

About Urban Prep

Urban Prep Academies operates a network of charter public high schools for boys in high need Chicago communities. 100% of Urban Prep’s graduates—all African-American males, mostly from low-income families—have been admitted to college. The Urban Prep Motto is We Believe. To learn more about Urban Prep, visit or our website