Comer Education Campus is anchored by Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer Middle School, and Gary Comer College Prep.

Activities for Youth & Families at Home

So Many Free Resources to Explore!

Read some Books; Look at some Art

Keep learning with STEM Activities & Projects

  • Kids can learn to code using Scratch, a site where kids of all ages can create a free account and access tutorials and step-by-step instructions.
  • Science Activities: 40 websites with videos, experiments and more.
  • Learn a new language for free with Duolingo.
  • Brookfield Zoo - “Bring the Zoo to You”: Watch daily videos and chats on their Facebook page.
  • Watch Shedd Aquarium penguins explore the closed museum and visit other fish friends.
  • Zearn made its K-5 curriculum — including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation — available for free. Kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can directly access its top-rated content 24/7, outside of school, including materials that can be used without a device.
  • Learning Heroes has made their Learning Hero Roadmap available, which provides creative ways to make learning fun at home.
  • Next Generation Politics and YVote have released civic resources, created and edited by teens, including a blog and podcast, The Round Table. The blog and podcast provide a platform for conversation and engagement of civically-minded young people from different parts of the country, and foster dialogue across various divides–socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, political, and regional–and to challenge norms and represent all kinds of diversity, especially of perspective and ideas. Learn more about NextGen and YVote.


  • Center for Healthy Minds is making its scientifically-backed Healthy Minds Program App available for free to help people manage stress during this time of monumental adjustment and ever-changing news stories.
  • Hip Hop Health offers a resource called H.Y.P.E at Home!, which includes a collection of fun, standards-based dance breaks that encourage physical activity at home. No gym or equipment necessary.

Talking to Kids about COVID-19