Hive Chicago Goals

Hive is a peer learning community for innovation in education.

Our Mission – To create opportunities for teens that advance the promise of the Internet for learning.

Opportunity: The promise of the Internet for education is that learning is connected–it’s interest-driven, peer-to-peer, and relevant.

What we do to seize that opportunity:

  • Hive staff provide supports and incentives to drive improvement through innovation.
  • Collectively we solve shared challenges through intentional collaboration. 

  Problems we solve: 

  • Access to connected learning is not equitably shared among Chicago teens.  
  • More voices are needed to shape the future of learning.  
  • The spread, scale and sustainability of innovative models that work requires a networked approach.

Together, members, allies and network leadership reaffirmed our four goals to drive our collective action.

Hive Members review a Teen Council draft toolkit at the Art Institute Chicago


Goal 1: Equitable Access

Enable equitable access to Hive Chicago opportunities by extending the network’s reach beyond the youth we currently serve.


Goal 2: Learning Pathways

Cultivate and illuminate network connections to create learning pathways.


Goal 3: Sustained Innovation

Spark and sustain innovation in learning.


Goal 4: Demonstrated Impact

Demonstrate impact of Hive beyond the Network in support of our goals.