CHAMPS MALE MENTORING, CHICAGO, IL
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HEADQUARTERS- CHICAGO, IL (SOUTHSIDE)  

FOUNDER, VONDALE E. SINGLETON

Vondale Eugene Singleton Sr. was born on the Southside of Chicago.  After overcoming the negative influences of the Ida B. Wells Housing projects he became 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.  Over the past decade he has worked in primary, secondary, and higher education, as both a teacher and administrator.  He believes that “salvation plus education is an unbeatable combination.” While serving as an assistant principal, of KIPP Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the Holy Spirit’s leading, he started a Male Mentoring program called C.H.A.M.P.S. (Culturally Helping and Making Positive Success) that he ported back into Chicago at Gary Comer College Prep.  They created a film that made national headlines and was featured at the White House with President Obama, as an Official Selection of the 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival.  

NBA LEGEND, TIM HARDAWAY

NBA ALL-STAR, ANTHONY DAVIS

VP, OBAMA FOUNDATION
MIKE STRAUTMANIS

ASSISTANT STYLIST OF STEVE HARVEY
SAM SPARKS 

COMEDIAN
DAMON WILLIAMS

C.H.A.M.P.S. IN WASHINGTON D.C., MARCH 2015

Gary Comer was one of 15 out of 1,500 teams of student filmmakers selected to premiere a clip at the White House Student Film FestivalMarch 20 and meet with President Barack Obama, it was big news.- READ FULL ARTICLE AT  HUFFINGTON POST

   

CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program offers a culturally sensitive approach to developing the mindsets of African American and Latino young men.  It is our hope that through culturally relevant conversations and interaction that our young men are able to develop the skills necessary to navigate life in a positive and productive way. OUR CHICAGO CHAMPS MEET THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, EVERY SATURDAY AT THE GARY COMER CAMPUS. FOR SEVERAL HOURS   WE ALSO PARTNER WITH AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS FOR 6 WEEKS IN THE SUMMER.  OUR GOAL IS TO IMPACT OUR CITY, AND ULTIMATELY THE WORLD THROUGH EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, AND EXPOSURE.  THERE ARE OTHER CHAMPS FORMING ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.  BATON ROUGE, LA, TULSA, OK, MILWAUKEE, WI, AND BROOKLY, NY.  
   

ABOUT C.H.A.M.P.S

CHAMPS KIPP TULSA SHOWTIME STEPPERS
CHAMPS MENTORS FEATURED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. 2015
CHAMPS DOCUMENTARY FEATURED IN TULSA, OK 2015
TERENCE J AND CHAMPS
CHAMPS WITH MLB BASEBALL ALL- STAR CURTIS GRANDERSON AND MLB BASEBALL PLAYER ANTHONY RAY 
DLOW AND VONDALE 
LIL KEMO AND C.H.A.M.P.S. PERFORMING
DLOW AND C.H.A.M.P.S. 
LIL KEMO  PERFORMING
SUPER SATURDAY SOUL FOOD