EYH Chicago was founded to address the specific needs that urban communities may experience. In particular, due to the isolation that can be experienced in Chicago communities, female students may not be exposed to appropriately-matched role models in STEM careers. Moreover, the lack of educational resources leaves students and parents unaware of academic planning, professional expectations, and local STEM programs. Having more informed students and parents serves to increase awareness of opportunities for individual success and allows them to disseminate valuable knowledge to advance their communities as a whole.