YAP is proud to be a part of the Choose to Change Project (C2C), one of the grantees of the Chicago Sports Alliance's one million dollar grant to stem violence in Chicago. The Chicago Sports Alliance, is comprised of all five major Chicago Sports teams, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. C2C is a high intensity mentoring and trauma therapy program proven to reduce violent behavior among youth in the Greater Englewood community who are at-risk for violence involvement.
"In many neighborhoods, crime and gun violence are major problems," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement. "We look forward to working with other Chicago sports teams to invest in proven programs that help to address these issues, and hopefully make our communities safer."
YAP works in collaboration with our partners the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Children's Home + Aid on this project. YAP's portion of this project is under the direction of Program Director Chris Sutton and Regional Vice President, David R. Williams.
You can read more about this effort in these news outlets.