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Be the Light this Holiday Season

Thursday, November 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Don’t Miss the Boat on Spreading Christmas Cheer!

This year, ALA Chicago is partnering with My Block * My Hood * My City to help light up 200 homes and nearly 800 street poles from McCormick Place to 115th St., that’s 11.5 miles!
 
To help teenagers overcome the poverty and isolation they face, boosting educational attainment and opening them to opportunities that make a difference in their lives.
My Block * My Hood * My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood. Throughout the year, they take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism.
 
Seeing The City in a Different Light, A Positive Light Instead of a Negative Light. There's always a positive and negative perspective. The explorers club sheds a positive light on Chicago, while encouraging teens to view their roles in their own smaller communities in a positive light. 
 
Be The Light during this holiday season by helping them light up the darkest streets on the South Side of Chicago. My Block * My Hood * My City takes both monetary donations and specific supplies and decorations from an Amazon Wish List. Spread some holiday cheer and light this holiday season and donate today!

 

 MAKE A MONETARY DONATION                             VISIT AMAZON WISHLIST

                                                  

 

Year-Round Volunteering Opportunities with My Block:

To help teenagers overcome the poverty and isolation they face, boosting educational attainment and opening them to opportunities that make a difference in their lives. My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood.  We take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism.

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UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT

Giving Teens the Opportunity to See a New and Exciting Aspect of Their City. So close, but yet so far away is a term that applies to the situations of many disadvantaged youth who are in close proximity to downtown Chicago, but who live in an isolated and far different environment. A new and exciting perspective of their city will enlighten them and help them perceive a world beyond their boundaries. 

Seeing the City In A Different Light, A Positive Light Instead of a Negative Light. There's always a positive and negative perspective. The explorers club sheds a positive light on Chicago, while encouraging teens to view their roles in their own smaller communities in a positive light. 

Inspire Teens to Get Involved in New Situations. By revealing to them that they are a part of something bigger, they will want to become involved. When you show a child that there is something to dream about, they will be more likely to aspire toward that dream.