BAM School Expansion

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“The incredible philanthropic support we are receiving from Jimmy John’s owner, Jimmy John Liautaud, Exelon, Get IN Chicago, Peoples Gas, and Bank of America will increase our ability to deliver BAM mentoring across Chicago,” said A.J. Watson, National Director of BAM.

” Our counselors meet young men where they are—both physically and emotionally—with caring adult relationships that nurture and safeguard their future success. For years, Mayor Emanuel and the City of Chicago have stood beside mentoring services and the research that proves that adolescence is not too late to help course correct the life trajectory of youth in under-resourced communities.”

Read the Official City of Chicago Press Release


BAM reached 4,080+ youth in the 2016-2017 academic year. Schools slated for expansion were:

  • Banner Academy West High School
  • Bass Elementary
  • Bronzeville High School
  • Brunson Math & Science Specialty Elementary School
  • Cameron Elementary School
  • Carver Elementary School
  • Clark High School
  • Dixon Elementary School
  • Douglass High School
  • Hedges Elementary
  • Mays Elementary
  • Morgan Park High School
  • Nobel Elementary
  • Raby High School
  • Robeson High School
  • Simeon High School
  • Spencer Tech Academy
  • Stowe Elementary
  • Team High School
  • Tilden High School
  • Young Elementary