There are many ways for teenagers to wind up at Harvard. The way it’s working for six Chicago-area kids who’ll be featured in a celebrity philanthropic event there Wednesday has to be among the most extraordinary, involving a superstar singer, a Chicago charity and hangout time spent willingly at the library.

Working out of the YOUmedia teen space at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library Center, the 16- and 17-year-olds have been helping to design a tour bus forLady Gaga, a specialized vehicle that will join the pop star’s caravan when she goes out on the road again next year.

Instead of housing band members or musical gear, this will be a ride pimped out with specific goals in mind: It’ll be a sort of rolling teen drop-in center, dreamed up by Gaga and designed by the kids to help promote Gaga’s message of creativity, tolerance and uniqueness.

From ChicagoTribune.com  

Tribune reporter

4:38 p.m. CSTFebruary 28, 2012

Local teens’ creative juices fuel new Lady Gaga tour bus

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