Supporting Healthy Choices
"The Club encouraged me to be myself and to respect myself by not giving into the pressures of gang life on the streets."
-- David, 18, former Little Village Club member
David graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA and is now pursuing a college diploma. He aspires to be an FBI agent to protect the next generation from gangs.
In Chicago, there are many kids like David. They need extra encouragement, confidence and skills to take their lives in a different direction than the neighborhood into which they were born. Our Clubs are located in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods that bear more than their fair share of criminal activity. Proven programs like SMART Moves, SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood are helping young people create positive identities.
Please Make a Difference to help kids like David reject violence, drugs and early parenthood.