Chicago teens participate in showcase

March 31, 2009 (CHICAGO) The students spent the semester working on their artistic, theatrical and culinary techniques.

Tuesday's performances celebrate international influences.

Chicago's first lady, Maggie Daley has guided the program and is proud of its success.

"I met a technician at northwestern hospital who was telling me that she's now a young scientist. but she was in one of the arts programs and what it meant to her as a teenager," said Maggie Daley.

There are 30,000 programs available in art, science, sports and several other categories.

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