As part of our Building a Better Chicago digital series, ABC7 Chicago sat down with Jeff Campbell, Executive Director of Chicago Youth Programs and Rasheedah Badru whose children are enrolled in the programs.

Campbell said the CYP works to engage kids with a comprehensive approach that is meant to invest in kids for the long term.

“Many of the young people you see in our program have been in the program since they were infants,” Campbell said.

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