CHAMPS MALE MENTORING, CHICAGO, IL

C.H.A.M.P.S. MALE MENTORING 

C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program offers a culturally sensitive approach to developing the mindsets of African American and Latino young men. It is our goal that through culturally relevant conversations and interactions that our young men are able to develop the skills and habits necessary to navigate life in a positive and productive way.We focus on the 3E's; Education, Empowerment, and Exposure. We enroll young men ages 12-18 years old. 

EDUCATION 

We believe that our young men must have the  proper educational support in school and life. We host weekly meetings at Gary Comer, monthly summits, and an annual conference.

EMPOWERMENT

We believe that our young men should be equipped to lead, communicate and engage in activities that catalyze the growth and development of their manhood, ultimately sustaining their families and communities. 

EXPOSURE

We believe that our young men should be exposed beyond the four walls of school to experiences they would not otherwise organically engage in.  

MEDIA COVERAGE

WEEKLY MENTORING

CHAPTERS MEET WEEKLY

SATURDAYS 
WEEKLY
we gather as a school-based mentoring program weekly from 3-5 hours.  we understand the circumstances of our young men navigating the world.  

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We engage our young men as a program daily, but we also gather every Saturday, host a Monthly Summit, and lead an Annual Male Conference. 
We meet AT LEAST 3 hours WEEKLY..  We engage our mentors and mentees in strategic and high engaging curriculum around life-skills, leadership development, and Law and The Community training inviting speakers to share their experiences so that young men gain wisdom and understanding. 

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MONTHLY SUMMIT

2016
2017
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WE PROVIDE FOOD, FUN, AND FELLOWSHIP.  WE PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT AWAY FROM THE STREETLIFE THAT TEND TO DISTRACT OUR YOUNG MEN.
We believe that our young men should engage in workshop style break-out sessions by experts that can lead, communicate and engage our young men with various social-emotional learning skills that will catalyze the growth and development througout their manhood. 

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2016
2017

BORN 2 WIN- CHICAGO, IL

AFTER WINNING THE WHITE HOUSE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL IN 2015, WE were INSPIRED TO MAKE AN ONGOING DIFFERENCE TO CELEBRATE EACH OTHER AND TO INVITE OTHER YOUTH AT OUR VERY OWN MALE MENTORING CONFERENCE.  READ MORE ABOUT HOW WE MADE AN IMPACT OVER 500 YOUTH AT OUR JUNE 3, 2017 CONFERENCE...
COMEDIAN DAMON WILLIAMS HOSTED FOR A 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR.  DLOW AND KEMO PERFORMED. NIKE PRESENTED A 10 YEAR SPECIAL SOUTHSIDE CHICAGO AIR FORCE ONE SHOE, AND WE WELCOMED PANELISTS FROM ACROSS NATION.  1ST AWARDS PRESENTED.
COMEDIAN DAMON WILIAMS, VP OF BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION, MIKE STRAUTMANIS,, AND NBA CHICAGO LEGEND, TIM HARDAWAY, HEADLINED OUR 1ST EVER BORN 2 WIN CONFERENCE.  WE HAD OVER 500 YOUNG MEN ATTEND..

SUPER SOUL SATURDAY

2016
2017

ANNUAL FEBRUARY PANEL

WE ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING THIS BACK FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR IN FEBRUARY 2018.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.  TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR JUNE 2, 2018 CHAMPS CONFERENCE ​CLICK HERE 
led by chief fred waller from chicago police.  we welcomed hansberry champs chapter, and was hosted by our stellar panelists including steve robertson. chief RON CARPENTER. MR. CEDRIC BENSON, AND MANY MORE. 
Led by champs mentor orlandus thomas, mr. brown, and mr. terry.  We featured a stellar panel, and learned HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, THE ORIGINS OF SOUL FOOD, AND ENGAGED IN CONVERSATIONS REGARDING IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING THE MINORITY YOUNG MEN.  WE ALWAYS END WITH A delecious PLATE OF HEALTHY SOUL FOOD.  .