Against the backdrop of Chicago Public School budget uncertainty and to help keep young people safe, focused and off of the streets, after school programs are needed more than ever. Chicago has become one of the most violent cities in the US, with murder rates and crime soaring. Since September 2011, at least 117 people under 17 have been killed in shootings and at least 1,243 people in that age group have been shot in Chicago.1 The Few Initiative For Children aims to be a catalyst for positive change, empowering tomorrow's leaders by providing funding for after school programs and community projects.
For the second year in a row, The Few Initiative for Children will select multiple youth ambassadors consisting of Chicago area students under the age of 17. Each selected ambassador will earn the opportunity to better themselves and their neighborhoods through funding by and mentorship from The Few Initiative.
The program works with each ambassador to develop meaningful experiences with their passion of choice - for example art, theater/drama, debate. The ambassador then takes that knowledge back to his/her peers, fostering 360 degrees of learning.
WHEN: Applications open on October 11, 2016
HOW: Applications can be found and submitted through www.fewinitiative.org
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THE FEW INITIATIVE FOR CHILDREN is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation charity founded in 2013 by Dr. Julius Few. The Foundation offers support to Chicago's youth through financial assistance for services, programs and opportunities to foster life-long success. Dr. Few formed this initiative to demonstrate his commitment to giving back to the community in a meaningful way. http://www.fewinitiative.org/pages/frontpage
1 The Chicago Tribune
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SOURCE The Few Initiative for Children