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Teens Guide North Lawndale Tours For My Block, My Hood, My City

The tours start in June and tickets are $40.

A teen leads a tour of North Lawndale during an event organized by My Block, My Hood, My City.
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CHICAGO — West Sides teens are leading tours of the North Lawndale neighborhood this summer.

The teens are working with My Block, My Hood, My City, a group that takes West and South side youth to other neighborhoods in Chicago so they can experience what life is like outside their home communities.

The group also teaches the teens to lead tours, with participants spending weeks learning about North Lawndale’s history. The tours give them a chance to earn money while showing off the neighborhood, its history and its most beloved spots.

Tours are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 and Aug. 31. Tickets are $40 per person and are available online.