Our Youth Outreach programs serve elementary, middle, and high school ages. Each program provides students with a structured after-school environment that promotes positive values and fosters a commitment to learning. Youth participate in various academic, creative, and recreational activities, receive tutoring, and learn how to form a strong, positive identity.

Youth Outreach Programs

(Elementary)

The BRING (Building Resilience In the Next Generation) Elementary School Program offers After School Gathering and Summer Day Camp activities to help children from 1st – 5th grade flourish. Students receive academic assistance and participate in a robust STEM and Visual Arts program. Additionally, youth build character and build relationships while gaining vital life skills and spiritual enrichment, as well as emotional support. Our weekday program during the school year and 7-week summer camp offers a safe environment where kids are allowed to be a kid and have fun.

(Middle School)

Our Made for More Middle School program serves youth from 6th to 8th grades with a weekday program during the school year and 7-week Summer Day Camp. Made for More students are encouraged in self-expression through various technical and performing arts opportunities, combined with a physical fitness and recreation tract. Along with homework assistance and academic enrichment, students are offered a variety of cultural and career experiences to expand their horizons while receiving spiritual enrichment and forming a positive identity.

(High School)

Our high school program serves youth from 9th to 12th grades including a weekly Club Session, a week-long stay at a Residential Summer Camp, College Tours, and a summer work program in partnership with the city of Chicago. Students also receive academic assistance as well as tutoring, along with exposure to the arts, sports, and life skills training. Youth also receive spiritual and cultural enrichment while building character and supportive and positive relationships with other youth.

Fall Programming Begins September 7, 2021

Staff

Taryn Fears

Director, Youth Outreach

Australia Anderson

Elementary School Programs Assistant

Mariah Price

Program Coordinator, Elementary School

Petrina Milan

Middle School Programs Manager

Jeremiah Holmes

Middle School Programs Coordinator

Lamar Simms

High School Programs Manager