Will I be the only one there who does not know how to row?
No. Very few CTC participants know how to row when they begin the program. We will teach you how to row and help you to train to be good at it.
What are the other teens in the program like?
There are a wide variety of program participants. CTC believes in diversity. Program participants are high-school age boys and girls from a variety of CPS schools.
Can I afford to do this?
CTC provides boats, equipment, training, space and some supplies at no charge. In addition, as an ASM program member you will receive a stipend to help cover incidental costs such as transportation and personal items.
How will it affect my schoolwork?
The CTC program is designed to enhance your CPS schoolwork. It will require dedication and time management, but you should find yourself doing better at school and preparing for your academic life after high school.
I've never seen people rowing in my neighborhood. How do I get there?
The CTC program is focused on working with youth on the south side of Chicago. Our current training facility is two blocks from an Orange Line stop and major bus lines. We are working to build a community boating center on the South Branch of the Chicago River, near CTA transportation.