Community / Organization

Agape Werks, Inc | LevelUP IRL

Agape Werks is a community-based organization committed to academic enrichment with a special emphasis on exposing Chicago youth to the opportunities that are possible through understanding STEM topics. Firmly rooted in the values of equity and inclusion, Agape Werks delivers programs in locations of greatest need but serves all interested youth. The mission is realized via the creation of items, projects, and experiences that are personally relevant, yet are interactive, kinetic, intelligent, or any combination of the three. Our youth develop problem-solving skills, positive character traits, and an appreciation for technology as a way to improve their lives and the lives of others. They are inspired to be part of something larger than themselves and to gain skills, experiences, and education necessary to accomplish any goal. They do so in a supportive environment that celebrates group accomplishments while encouraging individual excellence. In turn, they share their learning, enthusiasm, and appreciation for science and technology with the larger community.