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.

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.  

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. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

MON-JAN 15TH, 2018 GCYC-MLK BREAKFAST OF CHAMPION-AWARDEE- VONDALE SINGLETON

SAT-JAN 20TH, 2018- KWOE PT. 2-HE INSPIRED US IN NOV. 2017

SAT. JUNE, 2ND, 2018- CHAMPS 3RD ANNUAL MALE MENTORING CONFERENCE

FEB, 2ND, 2018- DEPAUL  13TH MIP-KEYNOTE SPEAKER-VONDALE SINGLETON, CHAMPS FOUNDER

PAST EVENTS 

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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. 

WEEKLY MALE MENTORING MEETING

We meet at Gary Comer Education Campus for 3 hours from 10AM-1PM.  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. 
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. 

MONTHLY MALE MENTORING SUMMIT

ANNUAL MALE MENTORING CONFERENCE

Our Annual Born 2 Win Conference attracts over 500 young men nationwide.  We invite organizations, schools, businesses, and foundations to join us in a day of inspiration and empowerment to celebrate and culminate the school year that will lead to a non-violent and successful summer.
C.H.A.M.P.S. CREED & CODE OF ETHICS
HELP INVEST INTO THE LIVES OF OUR YOUNG MEN.  WE REALIZE THAT IT WAS BECAUSE MENTORS HAVE IMPARTED INTO US THAT WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO GIVE BACK. 
C.H.A.M.P.S. CREED
'Every setback is a setup for greatness. Every failure is a ladder towards greatness. Every goal is applied towards my greatness. Every life experience enhances my greatness. Every task perfects my greatness. The Divine guides my greatness. I am greatness in the making.'
 

FOUNDER, VONDALE E. SINGLETON

Vondale Eugene Singleton Sr. was born on the Southside of Chicago. After overcoming the death of his mother due to crack-cocaine, an incarcerated father throughout high-school, and the negative influences of the Ida B. Wells Housing projects he beat the odds becoming a first-generation college student earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and his Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He credits his mentor, Steven Robertson as the person who invested sacrificially his time and resources to help him  become the man he is today.

The last 15 years he has worked as an advocate in primary, secondary, and higher education, as both a teacher and administrator. He believes that “salvation plus education is an unbeatable combination.” He started C.H.A.M.P.S. for young men in an effort to mentor young men with similar circumstances.  He helped organize the Award Winning Music Video at the White House Film Festival, which landed the C.H.A.M.P.S. a visit to the White House with President Obama.

Vondale has won numerous awards and received many recognitions for his work with C.H.A.M.P.S. He was recently named the "Father of the Year" for the State of Illinois by the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, and most recently a Walmart Community Playmaker through the coveted Chicago Blackhawks. He is married to his College sweetheart, Dr. Patrina Singleton.  They reside in Chicago, Il with their two beautiful children, Promise Singleton (8), and Vondale E. Singleton, Jr, (3).

RESULTS

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.
Hours or more monthly of out-of-school time to provide a safe-environment from violence for C.H.A.M.P.S. mentees to connect with caring mentors, hear dynamic guest speakers, and gain leadership development.  

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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. 
Attended CHAMPS Born 2 Win Conference at Gary Comer in 2 years with over 250 organizations in attendance. The conference is a day of inspiration and empowerment to celebrate and culminate the school year that will lead to a non-violent and successful summer.

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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.  
Exploration opportunities in-city, out-of-state, and out-of-country for C.H.A.M.P.S. mentees. We engage with our community by hosting events, serving meals, cleanup project, while connecting with leaders in various organizations and industries.  

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3X DECREASE IN DISCIPLINE DETENTIONS
500 PLUS HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
96% ATTENDANCE IN SCHOOL

AWARDS

WHITE HOUSE AWARD WINNER1 OUT OF 12 OUT OF 1,500 SELECTED
C.H.A.M.P..S. MENTORING VIDEO SELECTED AS A WHITE HOUSE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION- MARCH 20, 2015- WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON D.C. 
PRESIDENT OBAMA-HOST
he Video was filmed with nearly 100 young men and mentors on the Southside of Chicago at the Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, and the Ring of Hope Empowerment Zone. We believe every young man is "Born to Win In Every Situation in Life". Michelle Obama Video courtesy of Free Spirit Media.  
ILLINOIS HEART RESCUE CPR FINALIST- C.H.A.M.P.S. VIDEO ON CPR
NATIONAL FINALIST-RUNNER UP- BEST CHARTER SCHOOL-ED REFORM
DARRION BAXTER-SPOTLIGHTON
DWYANE WADE- CAVS VS. BULLS GAME DEC 2016
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BUSAYO ADEBAYO-SPOTLIGHTON
DWYANE WADE- KINGS VS. BULLS GAME JAN 2017
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malik jones, martin luther king 
community award, gcyc JAN, 2017
tre'sean dillard, champs award june 3, 2017
camp trident award, july, 2017