The CHANCE for Change Summer Youth S.T.E.M. Camp was designed to identify and recruit academically talented students interested in the STEM disciplines in order to prepare them for academic instruction and networking opportunities for possible entry into S.T.E.M. related careers. This six-week on-site camp, in partnership with the UIC College of Engineering, Chicago Housing Authority, and the Ameresco Corporation has a rigorous academic curriculum that also exposes students to team-building exercises, a one-week overnight dormitory stay and S.T.E.M. related field trips.