Level Up

Try out citywide challenges where you can use your new skills and build cool stuff. You can architect the future Chicago skyline, design your first fashion line and make a documentary film about your neighborhood!

How to unlock challenges:

First you earn badges from various programs, self-paced online activities and games.

By earning a combination of these badges (either 3 skill badges -or- 1 achievement badge + 1 skill badge), you are awarded the city-level badges for work in science, technology, engineering, art and math. These are called STEAM fields.

These STEAM badges unlock access to citywide challenges. You can choose to demonstrate your new skills and build cool things for Chicago while earning more badges.