Summer Newsletter Highlights


In late May, CYP hosted an event called “Empowering Him” dedicated to inspiring and uplifting young men. In the midst of the challenges posed by inner-city violence and poverty, this event aimed to ignite a spark of hope and showcase the boundless possibilities that lie beyond these circumstances.

Below are some highlights!

  • 15 of CYP’s young men received haircuts and/or styling.
  • Catered Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Hosted a panel discussion focused on real estate and wealth management. Conversation also included topics such as empowerment, mentorship, and personal growth.

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Another highly anticipated Hope Gala is now in the books, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. This remarkable event was a celebration of the generous contributors who played a pivotal role in the groundbreaking and construction of headquarters for Chicago Youth Programs.

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Peoples Gas has a remarkable partnership with Chicago Youth Programs to empower and uplift the city’s young minds. Through this innovative collaboration, Peoples Gas is actively supporting tutoring initiatives that aim to guide and nurture the academic and personal growth within youth. By investing in education and providing vital resources, Peoples Gas is enabling students to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. This powerful alliance between Peoples Gas and CYP underscores their shared commitment to building a brighter future for the next generation, one where knowledge and opportunity know no bounds. Here are a few sentiments from volunteers.

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The Peace Streets Health and Resource Fair, hosted by CYP, was a resounding success, bringing together families and communities for an unforgettable outdoor block party-style event.

This event was a testament to the power of community and collaboration. It provided a platform for families and individuals to come together, building bridges and creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Families participated in a number of activities including health screenings and consultations, group workouts, face painting, and more.

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August 12th from 12pm – 3pm

Join us for the ultimate Back 2 School Block Party hosted by CYP! Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day of games, Giveaways, Activities, Health and wellness, and Educational resources. We’ve got everything you need to kick-start the new school year with a bang!

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