The kids of Chicago have an important story to tell about the years 2020 and 2021. Through Once Upon Our Time Capsule, we listened to what they found cool and special, what they found weird and difficult, and most importantly, how they were brave. From May-August 2021, we collaborated with over 35 youth-serving organizations to engage thousands of kids ages 5-12 from over 70 different communities. With the enthusiastic support of partners, we heard from all of the communities where Chicago’s kids live, learn and play, including schools, summer camps, inpatient hospital settings, homeless shelters, and residential care for undocumented minors. Approximately 70% of participating children represent Chicago’s BIPOC communities.