EmpowerYouth!: Igniting Creativity through the Arts is a groundbreaking partnership, launched in 2017, with the Chicago Urban League that immerses Chicago teenagers in the creation of an original performance. In the 2021/22 Season, EmpowerYouth! continues virtually, and consists of members of the 2020/21 ensemble. As in previous years, participants work with professional artistic staff and program facilitators in learning how principles of performance, the written word, music, and dance can translate to their everyday lives.