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The Social Policy Revolution Starts Here
The Social Policy Revolution Starts Here
Chicago Magazine - 2.13.17
Inspiring America: Chicago Program Helps Steer Young Men Away From Violence
Inspiring America: Chicago Program Helps Steer Young Men Away From Violence
NBC Nightly News - 2.9.17
Silencing the Guns: Peace begins with getting youths to slow down
Silencing the Guns: Peace begins with getting youths to slow down
Chicago Sun-Times - 2.3.17
Theo Epstein comes away from mentoring session ‘a better man’
Theo Epstein comes away from mentoring session ‘a better man’
Chicago Sun-Times - 2.1.17
South Side Mentoring Program Inspires Students, Chicago Cubs
South Side Mentoring Program Inspires Students, Chicago Cubs
CBS - 2.2.17
Theo Epstein is not on board with Donald Trump's plan to handle Chicago crime
Theo Epstein is not on board with Donald Trump's plan to handle Chicago crime
Yahoo Sports - 2.1.17
Rahm Pushes Cubs President To Do More To Help Mentor Kids In Sox Territory
Rahm Pushes Cubs President To Do More To Help Mentor Kids In Sox Territory
DNA Info - 2.1.17
Cubs’ Theo Epstein: Trump ‘grandstanding’ on Chicago crime
Cubs’ Theo Epstein: Trump ‘grandstanding’ on Chicago crime
Chicago Sun-Times - 2.1.17
VIDEO: 'Just Send Them': Emanuel Tells Trump to Send Federal Help
VIDEO: 'Just Send Them': Emanuel Tells Trump to Send Federal Help
NBC - 2.1.17
The Bulls And Youth Guidance Make Vision Boards For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Bulls And Youth Guidance Make Vision Boards For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Bulls.com - 1.18.17
Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked
Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked
Chicago Tribune - 12.10.16
City to again expand Becoming a Man anti-violence program
City to again expand Becoming a Man anti-violence program
Crains Chicago Business - 12.5.16
#Sprint4Chi and Youth Guidance Create a Career Conference to Help At-Risk Students in Chicago
#Sprint4Chi and Youth Guidance Create a Career Conference to Help At-Risk Students in Chicago
Sprint Newsroom - 11.12.16
VIDEO: Mentoring Program at Chicago Schools Expands to Girls
VIDEO: Mentoring Program at Chicago Schools Expands to Girls
WTTW (Chicago Tonight) - 11.22.16
Big Safety Campaign in Chicago Uses Wide-scale Mentoring to Help Teens Reduce Reactivity
Big Safety Campaign in Chicago Uses Wide-scale Mentoring to Help Teens Reduce Reactivity
Youth Today - 11.16.16
AUDIO: In Chicago, can 'thinking slow' prevent crime?
AUDIO: In Chicago, can 'thinking slow' prevent crime?
Christian Science Monitor - 11.6.16
 BAM-WOW Initiatives Support At-Risk Chicago Students
BAM-WOW Initiatives Support At-Risk Chicago Students
Chicago Citizen Newspaper - 11.2.16
Chicago Bulls Partner With The NBA, BAM Program And Chicago Police Department For Community Basketball Tournament
Chicago Bulls Partner With The NBA, BAM Program And Chicago Police Department For Community Basketball Tournament
ChicagoBulls.com - 10.27.16
Chicago Bulls host basketball tournament with police, local organizations
Chicago Bulls host basketball tournament with police, local organizations
The Undefeated - 10.25.16
VIDEO: Jimmy Butler addresses Chicago teens' pain in anti-violence video
VIDEO: Jimmy Butler addresses Chicago teens' pain in anti-violence video
Chicago Tribune - 10.11.16
‘Decimated’ services for traumatized Chicago students to get federal funding
‘Decimated’ services for traumatized Chicago students to get federal funding
Chicago Reporter - 10.10.16
Youth Guidance Expands Becoming A Man Program To Reach 4,000 At-Risk Chicago Males
Youth Guidance Expands Becoming A Man Program To Reach 4,000 At-Risk Chicago Males
YG Press Release - 10.6.16
Exelon Commits $3 Million to Expand “Becoming a Man” Program Targeting At-Risk Chicago Students
Exelon Commits $3 Million to Expand “Becoming a Man” Program Targeting At-Risk Chicago Students
Exelon.com - 10.5.16
VIDEO: BAM Mentorship Program Expanding To Serve Additional 1,300 Chicago Students
VIDEO: BAM Mentorship Program Expanding To Serve Additional 1,300 Chicago Students
ABC 7 - 10.3.16
Talking Chicago teens out of gang life
Talking Chicago teens out of gang life
Crain's - 9.28.16
BAM Welcomes Emanuel
BAM Welcomes Emanuel
Beverly Review - 9.28.16
VIDEO: Chicago’s At-Risk Youth: Are Mentoring Programs the Answer?
VIDEO: Chicago’s At-Risk Youth: Are Mentoring Programs the Answer?
WTTW - 9.26.16
Becoming a man to avoid becoming a statistic
Becoming a man to avoid becoming a statistic
Sun Times - 9.24.16
More Cops, More Respect, More Mentors, More Jobs: Rahm's Plan to Save Chicago
More Cops, More Respect, More Mentors, More Jobs: Rahm's Plan to Save Chicago
Chicago Patch.com - 9.24.16
Chicago Mayor Pledges $36 Million to Mentor Youths in Effort to Curb Violence
Chicago Mayor Pledges $36 Million to Mentor Youths in Effort to Curb Violence
EdWeek - 9.23.16
VIDEO: Emanuel: Violence 'is Chicago's fight, not the mayor's fight'
VIDEO: Emanuel: Violence 'is Chicago's fight, not the mayor's fight'
Chicago Tribune - 9.23.16
VIDEO: Mayor Emanuel's approval rating rises after crime speech
VIDEO: Mayor Emanuel's approval rating rises after crime speech
Fox 32 - 9.23.16
VIDEO: White Sox Broadcast Features BAM Program
VIDEO: White Sox Broadcast Features BAM Program
MLB.com - 9.9.16
VIDEO: BULLS, CPD & Youth Guidance Basketball Tournament
VIDEO: BULLS, CPD & Youth Guidance Basketball Tournament
BullsTV - 8.27.16
Bulls Host Bam/Chicago Police Basketball Tournament
Bulls Host Bam/Chicago Police Basketball Tournament
NBA.com - 8.27.16
VIDEO: Growing Up in Violence: Youths in Chicago
VIDEO: Growing Up in Violence: Youths in Chicago
EdWeek Commentary (YouTube) - 8.15.16
How Can We Stop the Violence? This Program Works, Even in Juvenile Detention
How Can We Stop the Violence? This Program Works, Even in Juvenile Detention
Chicago Magazine- 7.29.16
6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control
6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control
Vox - 7.19.16
Breaking the Code of the Streets
Breaking the Code of the Streets
Psych Today - 7.5.16
Violent Crime Arrests Are Way Down for Students In This Innovative Chicago Program
Violent Crime Arrests Are Way Down for Students In This Innovative Chicago Program
The Trace - 7.1.16
Intervention dramatically lowers violent crime arrests for at-risk teens
Intervention dramatically lowers violent crime arrests for at-risk teens
Psy.Org - 6.30.16
VIDEO: Study: Program for At-Risk Youth Cuts Arrests by 35 Percent
VIDEO: Study: Program for At-Risk Youth Cuts Arrests by 35 Percent
WTTW - 6.29.16
RADIO: CPS Counseling Program Helped Cut Violent Crime Arrests In Half
RADIO: CPS Counseling Program Helped Cut Violent Crime Arrests In Half
WBBM - 6.28.16
RADIO: Counseling For Chicago Youth Cuts Arrest Rate In New Study
RADIO: Counseling For Chicago Youth Cuts Arrest Rate In New Study
WBEZ - 6.28.16
Inside The Chicago Program That Is Slashing Youth Crime Rates
Inside The Chicago Program That Is Slashing Youth Crime Rates
Huffington Post - 6.27.16
Innovative program cuts violent-crime arrests among Chicago youth
Innovative program cuts violent-crime arrests among Chicago youth
Chicago Sun-Times - 6.27.16
A way to cut violent crime arrests in half? U of C lab says yes
A way to cut violent crime arrests in half? U of C lab says yes
Chicago Crain's Business - 6.27.16
New BAM Results: 50% Reduction in Violent Crime Arrests
New BAM Results: 50% Reduction in Violent Crime Arrests
YG Press Release - 6.27.16
Groups Gather to Share Anti-Violence Strategies
Groups Gather to Share Anti-Violence Strategies
The Chicago Maroon - 5.20.16
Violence and Mental Health Discussion at Harper Theater
Violence and Mental Health Discussion at Harper Theater
Hyde Park Herald - 5.20.16
Youth Guidance 2016 “Corporate Partner of the Year”: Sprint
Youth Guidance 2016 “Corporate Partner of the Year”: Sprint
CNBC - 5.24.16
A Conversation With Tony D: How 'Becoming A Man' Got To The White House
A Conversation With Tony D: How 'Becoming A Man' Got To The White House
Forbes - 3.9.16
Proving Ground: UChicago’s Urban Labs turn promising ideas for helping cities into hard evidence of what works
Proving Ground: UChicago’s Urban Labs turn promising ideas for helping cities into hard evidence of what works
UChicago Magazine - March 2016
Helping Boys Become Men--And Stay Alive In Chicago
Helping Boys Become Men--And Stay Alive In Chicago
Forbes - 3.9.16
This simple program is dramatically reducing teen violence in Chicago
This simple program is dramatically reducing teen violence in Chicago
Business Insider - 2.29.16
VIDEO: Study - Slow Thinking Reduces Crime in Chicago
VIDEO: Study - Slow Thinking Reduces Crime in Chicago
Chicago Tonight (WTTW) - 2.23.16
VIDEO: #SprintforChange Helps YG Students Explore the Arts
VIDEO: #SprintforChange Helps YG Students Explore the Arts
Sprint - 1.4.16
Boys Get Chance at 'Becoming a Man' By Looking Within, to Each Other
Boys Get Chance at 'Becoming a Man' By Looking Within, to Each Other
DNAInfo Chicago - 12.17.15
VIDEO: How slow thinking can help at-risk youth
VIDEO: How slow thinking can help at-risk youth
Capital Ideas Magazine (University of Chicago) - 12.10.15
VIDEO: Youth Guidance "Paints the Town Red" with the Chicago Bulls
VIDEO: Youth Guidance "Paints the Town Red" with the Chicago Bulls
NBA.com - 12.3.15
RADIO: How BAM Reduces Violence, Increases School Engagement
RADIO: How BAM Reduces Violence, Increases School Engagement
WBEZ - 12.3.15
Chicago Bears Volunteer at Youth Guidance
Chicago Bears Volunteer at Youth Guidance
ChicagoBears.com - 11.17.15
Chicago Bears' Matt Slauson Shares Personal Adversity with Youth
Chicago Bears' Matt Slauson Shares Personal Adversity with Youth
ChicagoFootball.com - 10.30.15
BAM, Bulls & Country Financial - "Paint the Town Red" Week 2015
BAM, Bulls & Country Financial - "Paint the Town Red" Week 2015
NBA.com - 10.23.15
VIDEO: Players and Chicago Bulls Charities team up for Youth Guidance
VIDEO: Players and Chicago Bulls Charities team up for Youth Guidance
BullsTV - 10.22.15
Quizzing the Democratic Candidates
Quizzing the Democratic Candidates
Chicago Tribune - 10.12.15
Closing the Education Gap
Closing the Education Gap
Education Week - 9.29.15
Joakim Noah Wins On & Off the Court, Believes in BAM
Joakim Noah Wins On & Off the Court, Believes in BAM
Chicago Sun-Times Splash - 9.24.15
Sprint & Chicago Sky Host & Inspire WOW Students
Sprint & Chicago Sky Host & Inspire WOW Students
Market Watch - 9.11.15
RADIO: Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar
RADIO: Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar
Freakonomics - 9.10.15
Why Slow Thinking Wins
Why Slow Thinking Wins
Boston Globe - 7.26.15
White House Cites BAM as Effective Youth Violence Intervention
White House Cites BAM as Effective Youth Violence Intervention
The White House Council of Economic Advisors - July 2015
YG/BAM Featured in "RISE - The Promise of My Brother's Keeper" Documentary
YG/BAM Featured in "RISE - The Promise of My Brother's Keeper" Documentary
Discovery.com - 6.22.15
Helping Teens Think:  Take a Chill Pill
Helping Teens Think: Take a Chill Pill
The Economist - 6.19.15
Youth Guidance's Bright Future's Gala
Youth Guidance's Bright Future's Gala
Chicago Sun-Times Splash - 5.29.15
Youth Guidance Holds Record-Breaking Gala
Youth Guidance Holds Record-Breaking Gala
Chicago Crusader - 5.23.15
BAM/WOW Highlighted in Chicago Mayor's 2nd Inaugural Speech
BAM/WOW Highlighted in Chicago Mayor's 2nd Inaugural Speech
CityofChicago.org - 5.18.15
VIDEO: "RISE - The Promise of My Brother's Keeper" Town Hall & Documentary Trailer
VIDEO: "RISE - The Promise of My Brother's Keeper" Town Hall & Documentary Trailer
Discovery Education - 4.23.15
Noah Selects YG/BAM for Community Assist Award
Noah Selects YG/BAM for Community Assist Award
NBA.com - 4.20.15
Noah, Bulls Partner for Violence Prevention Night
Noah, Bulls Partner for Violence Prevention Night
NBA.com - 3.4.15
He's Got Chops:  Shooting Victim All Smiles for Senior Photos
He's Got Chops: Shooting Victim All Smiles for Senior Photos
Chicago Sun-Times - 3.4.15
Street Violence Stole His Smile, But Marcus Norris is Getting it Back
Street Violence Stole His Smile, But Marcus Norris is Getting it Back
Chicago Sun-Times - 2.15.15
VIDEO: White Sox EVP Inspires Youth Guidance Students
VIDEO: White Sox EVP Inspires Youth Guidance Students
MLB.com - 2.11.15
VIDEO: WOW Girls Invited to the White House
VIDEO: WOW Girls Invited to the White House
ABC7 Chicago - 1.29.15
Nine WOW Students from Bowen High to Visit White House
Nine WOW Students from Bowen High to Visit White House
CBS Chicago - 1.29.15
For Better Crime Prevention, a Dose of Science
For Better Crime Prevention, a Dose of Science
New York Times - 1.16.15
Chicago Bulls Celebrate Youth Education Night
Chicago Bulls Celebrate Youth Education Night
NBA.com - 12.15.14
A Grand Vision for Career Prep
A Grand Vision for Career Prep
Catalyst Chicago - Winter 2014
Reva & David Logan Foundation Pledge $1.5M to Youth Guidance
Reva & David Logan Foundation Pledge $1.5M to Youth Guidance
Chicago Chronicle - 10.28.14
Becoming a Man: A Great Testimony to the Power of Youth
Becoming a Man: A Great Testimony to the Power of Youth
A Path Appears Blog - 10.15.14
Bulls "Paint the Town Red" 2014: Youth Guidance Students Pledge Against Violence
Bulls "Paint the Town Red" 2014: Youth Guidance Students Pledge Against Violence
NBA.com - 10.10.14
VIDEO: Becoming A Man Program (American Graduate)
VIDEO: Becoming A Man Program (American Graduate)
WTTW - 9.26.14
Feguson, Race & Remedies
Feguson, Race & Remedies
Chicago Sun-Times - 9.21.14
Bears Bolster Student Success
Bears Bolster Student Success
CPS.edu - 9.11.14
After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less
After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less
New York Times - 8.30.14
El problema de las pandillas en Chicago
El problema de las pandillas en Chicago
Tiempo - 8.27.14
VIDEO: Investing in Chicago's Youth
VIDEO: Investing in Chicago's Youth
WTTW - 8.24.14
RADIO: Dealing with Childhood Trauma to Address City Violence
RADIO: Dealing with Childhood Trauma to Address City Violence
WBEZ - 8.8.14
VIDEO: Chicago Youth Mentoring Programs
VIDEO: Chicago Youth Mentoring Programs
ABC7 Chicago - 7.27.14
Joakim Noah Addresses Street Violence - Supports BAM
Joakim Noah Addresses Street Violence - Supports BAM
Crain's Chicago Business - 7.25.14
Youth Program Gets More Funding
Youth Program Gets More Funding
Chicago Tribune - 7.21.14
FACT SHEET: President Obama Applauds New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
FACT SHEET: President Obama Applauds New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
The White House - 7.21.14
Mayor Emanuel Announces City to Receive Federal Funds to Help At-Risk Youth
Mayor Emanuel Announces City to Receive Federal Funds to Help At-Risk Youth
CityofChicago.org - 7.21.14
One Key to Success: A Belief in a Future
One Key to Success: A Belief in a Future
New York Times - 6.10.14
VIDEO: A Critical First Step for Young Men of Color
VIDEO: A Critical First Step for Young Men of Color
MSNBC - 5.30.14
VIDEO: My Brother's Keeper: 90 Days In
VIDEO: My Brother's Keeper: 90 Days In
WhiteHouse.gov- 5.30.14
U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon On Violence In Chicago Before The City Club Of Chicago
U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon On Violence In Chicago Before The City Club Of Chicago
US Department of Justice - 5.21.14
How Chicago is using psychotherapy to fight crime — and winning
How Chicago is using psychotherapy to fight crime — and winning
Vox - 5.1.14
Violence & Criminal Justice: What Needs Fixing?
Violence & Criminal Justice: What Needs Fixing?
ChicagoTalks - 4.21.14
Emanuel delivers on promise to expand 'math tutoring on steroids'
Emanuel delivers on promise to expand 'math tutoring on steroids'
Chicago Sun Times - 3.31.14
Opportunity for All Demands All of Us
Opportunity for All Demands All of Us
Huffington Post - 3.5.14
VIDEO: Colin Powell on At-Risk Youth: 'You Can't Hide From This Problem'
VIDEO: Colin Powell on At-Risk Youth: 'You Can't Hide From This Problem'
ABC National News - 3.2.14
VIDEO: 'My Brother's Keeper' Builds Bridge to Minority Boys
VIDEO: 'My Brother's Keeper' Builds Bridge to Minority Boys
CBN News - 9.8.14
Fathers’ Sons and Brothers’ Keepers
Fathers’ Sons and Brothers’ Keepers
New York Times - 2.28.14
VIDEO: President Obama on his youth: ‘I made bad choices’
VIDEO: President Obama on his youth: ‘I made bad choices’
Today - 2.28.14
VIDEO: Obama gets personal in effort to help young men of color
VIDEO: Obama gets personal in effort to help young men of color
PBS Newshour - 2.28.14
Obama urges nation to be ‘My Brother’s Keeper’
Obama urges nation to be ‘My Brother’s Keeper’
Washington Post - 2.28.14
VIDEO: Tutoring & Mentoring Show Significant Results for High School Students
VIDEO: Tutoring & Mentoring Show Significant Results for High School Students
WTTW - 2.27.14
My Brother’s Keeper: A New White House Initiative to Empower Boys and Young Men of Color
My Brother’s Keeper: A New White House Initiative to Empower Boys and Young Men of Color
The White House - 2.27.14
Obama Looks to Boost Young Minorities
Obama Looks to Boost Young Minorities
Time Magazine - 2.27.14
Obama sees focus on young black and Hispanic men in post-presidency
Obama sees focus on young black and Hispanic men in post-presidency
The Washington Post - 2.27.14
Crime Lab makes impact for Chicago youth
Crime Lab makes impact for Chicago youth
UChicago - 2.20.14
In meetings with young black men, Obama tries to leave a mark
In meetings with young black men, Obama tries to leave a mark
Washington Post - 2.9.14
SLIDESHOW: Meeting the ‘Becoming a Man’ Participants
SLIDESHOW: Meeting the ‘Becoming a Man’ Participants
Washington Post - 1.26.14
Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students
Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students
New York Times - 1.26.14
When families struggle
When families struggle
Chicago Tribune - 11.3.13
BAM & Bulls - Paint the Town Week of Service: Oct. 14-21
BAM & Bulls - Paint the Town Week of Service: Oct. 14-21
NBA.com - 10.10.13
VIDEO: White Sox, Bulls Partner with Becoming a Man
VIDEO: White Sox, Bulls Partner with Becoming a Man
WTTW - 7.24.13
Youth Guidance receives $2.75 Million to combat youth violence in Illinois
Youth Guidance receives $2.75 Million to combat youth violence in Illinois
EMCF.org - 7.18.13
Working through it:  BAM offers males coping skills to navigate life’s rough spots
Working through it: BAM offers males coping skills to navigate life’s rough spots
Columbia Links - 6.18.13
Hyde Park Academy students attend Father's Day luncheon at White House
Hyde Park Academy students attend Father's Day luncheon at White House
Chicago Tribune - 6.15.13
President Obama Meets with Students in the “Becoming A Man” Program
President Obama Meets with Students in the “Becoming A Man” Program
The White House - 6.14.13
VIDEO: Chicago Bulls and White Sox Violence Prevention PSA
VIDEO: Chicago Bulls and White Sox Violence Prevention PSA
NBA.com - 6.12.13
VIDEO: President Obama's Hyde Park Academy Address
VIDEO: President Obama's Hyde Park Academy Address
Courtesy of the Taylor Group - 2.17.13
La visita de Obama: lágrimas y esperanza de un futuro sin violencia
La visita de Obama: lágrimas y esperanza de un futuro sin violencia
Hoy - 2.16.13
Mentoring for at-risk boys expanded as part of city effort to reduce violence
Mentoring for at-risk boys expanded as part of city effort to reduce violence
WBEZ - 2.8.13
Mayor Pledges $2 mil to Youth Guidance
Mayor Pledges $2 mil to Youth Guidance
CityofChicago.org - 2.7.13
Williams values chance to share with young people
Williams values chance to share with young people
Chicago White Sox - 1.22.13
In Chicago, Proof Positive That Mentoring Decreases Youth Violence
In Chicago, Proof Positive That Mentoring Decreases Youth Violence
US News & World Report - 10.4.12
Good marks for mentoring program aimed at reducing violence
Good marks for mentoring program aimed at reducing violence
Chicago Tribune - 7.13.12
Becoming a Man (BAM) - Sports Edition Findings
Becoming a Man (BAM) - Sports Edition Findings
UChicago - 7.13.12
Youth Guidance Raises Funds As It Celebrates 'Working on Womanhood' Program
Youth Guidance Raises Funds As It Celebrates 'Working on Womanhood' Program
Chicago Tribune - 5.21.12
RADIO: Getting To Chicago's Boys Before Gangs Do
RADIO: Getting To Chicago's Boys Before Gangs Do
WBEZ - 3.23.11
VIDEO: BAM Documentary - 2010
VIDEO: BAM Documentary - 2010
Courtesy of Hype Media - 11.09.10
Mixed Martial Arts at Clemente High School
Mixed Martial Arts at Clemente High School
Huffington Post - 5.4.09
Program helps boys become men
Program helps boys become men
ABC 7 Chicago - 3.4.09