Welcome to StudentsXpress!


While promoting creativity and literacy, StudentsXpress encourages alternative expressions, creates positive self esteem and opens discussions, often between students or within classrooms. It also highlights positive role models in the city. Each issue serves as a way to support our children and offer them hope for the future. When a child sees their words, their art, their NAME in a publication such as StudentsXpress, it builds confidence in themselves and their abilities. Reading about positive things going on in their own communities and throughout the city lets them see what is possible for them. View a video about The Evolution of StudentsXpress here.

Our Spring issue is our Author issue. Students continue the story as they respond to prompts given by Authors in the Schools Authors.

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Our Mission:

While showcasing art and writing from students in Chicago Public Schools, StudentsXpress aims to promote creativity and literacy, encourage alternative expressions, create positive self esteem and open discussions.

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Thank you!

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For as little as $1/month, you can make a difference.
Check out our Patreon page to learn more.


Thank you to our Patreon sponsors, some of whom are listed below:

Coffee & Tea Exchange

Bloom Yoga Studio

Dorsey Chambers

Andrea Dydo

Eileen Favorite

Caroline Frieswyk

Denise Holmes

Jennifer Kim

Kevin Kirsner

Julie Lasin

Kerry Maiorca

Ronald May

Alison Snyder

Jodi Soriano


Jeff Switall

Julie Weisman