Youth Guidance and Thrive Chicago are honored to receive the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Community Challenge Impact Award for Chicago. Working in partnership with the Obama Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, seed grantees and other nonprofits, we are committed to supporting boys and young men of color in realizing the future they envision for themselves.
With the award, Youth Guidance will deepen the impact of its signature evidence-based Becoming A Man (BAM) program on Chicago’s South Side, bringing BAM’s proven curriculum to South Shore International High School and four feeder elementary schools in the South Shore and Greater Grand Crossing neighborhoods. Thrive Chicago will take the lead in working to create a city-wide infrastructure to guide boys and young men of color to success after high school using their collective impact framework and extending current efforts focused on opportunity youth, postsecondary and employment outcomes.
We look forward to meeting our fellow Impact and Seed Communities at the upcoming Obama Foundation Summit collaborate and build a lasting community together.