The Black Star Project is thrilled to partner with the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to provide mentoring to young men in the Chatham and Greater Grand Crossing neighborhoods.
This program, funded through DFSS, is part of the new Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative. We aim to connect youth to positive role models, who will guide them towards positive academic and social outcomes. The anticipated outcomes are improved school attendance, improved grades, decreased behavioral infractions, increased grade promotion, and decreased violence and arrest rates.
Our rigorous, year-long curriculum covers the following topics and more:
· Goal achievement
· Financial Literacy
· Workforce Development
· Social Emotional Learning
· Relationships and Communication
· Conflict Resolution
· Higher Education and Career Prep
· Community Engagement
· Youth Mental Health
· Field trips and outings
· Economic development
· Social issues