Celebrating with Community: 2015 Bud Billiken Parade

Celebrating with Community: 2015 Bud Billiken Parade

blog62P1000545Youth Guidance proudly cheered for Chicago’s youth at the 2015 Bud Billiken Back to School Parade on August 15th! With new logos front and center, more than 50 Youth Guidance students, parents and staff members marched alongside peer agencies and other groups from across the city. All program areas – Becoming a Man (BAM), Working on Womanhood (WOW), Counseling, Project Prepare, STRIVE, Parent & Family Engagement, and Community Schools – were represented in the nation’s 2nd largest parade through the historic Bronzeville neighborhood to Washington Park on the city’s south side. The community event has been an annual tradition since 1929 and celebrates education and the fall start for area students.