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Fit for Chicago: Meet Coach Brendan Cournane

Fit for Chicago: Meet Coach Brendan Cournane

Fit for Chicago is a program that provides individuals an opportunity to achieve their personal fitness goals while making a difference in the Chicago community. As a charity runner for World Sport Chicago, participants will be helping under-served and at-risk youth access programs that will help them do better in school, keep them off the streets, and put

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Mentor Profile: Randy Wostratzky

All students in the WSC Scholars are grouped with adult mentors and, together, they attend a series of workshops over 13 months.  The workshops guide the WSC Scholars through the college application process with the mentors at their sides, providing input based on their own college experience. Mentors are an invaluable part of the Scholars

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Intern Perspectives: Jasmine Sanborn (Communications)

Intern Perspectives: Jasmine Sanborn (Communications)

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss The idea that one person can change the world is an extraordinary one. It’s what originally interested me in working with non-profit organizations. As a digital and visual journalism major, my heart has always been

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Scholar Profile – Alexandria Bourgeois

Today’s blog introduces you to WSC Scholar Alexandria Bourgeois. Alexandria attends Walter Payton College Prep H.S. and competes in the sport of gymnastics. The WSC Scholars program helps student-athletes prepare for and succeed in college. Learn more about the program at www.wscscholars.org. WSC: Why did you apply to become a WSC Scholar? AB: I wanted to

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President Obama visits the Becoming A Man – Sports Edition Program

President Obama visits the Becoming A Man – Sports Edition Program

Today, while in Chicago, President Obama participated in a group counseling session of the Becoming A Man – Sports Edition (BAM-Sports) program.  The visit highlighted a joint effort by World Sport Chicago and Youth Guidance that is one of the few programs to have been proven to reduce crime and increase school engagement by helping young men from high risk

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BAM Sports Provides Supports for Student Success

BAM Sports Provides Supports for Student Success

I have spent the last three years as a member of the Becoming A Man- Sports Edition (BAM Sports) team. Our team of counselors, coaches and staff at both Youth Guidance and World Sport Chicago is comprised of an extraordinary group of people working towards the broad goal of making life better for young men

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Partner Spotlight: Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation

Partner Spotlight: Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation

World Sport Chicago has the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most incredible community organizations in our city – all working to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. In part two of the series, we had the opportunity to speak with Jim Considine, a wrestling coach for over 30 years, President

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Working Together to Support Communities

Working Together to Support Communities

As with competing in sport, developing sport programs is a team effort. This focus on teaming to build sport programs is especially true for World Sport Chicago. What makes WSC unique is not only our focus on using sport to support social change, but just as importantly is our focus on working across boundaries to

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The PlayStreets Chicago Network Continues to Grow

The PlayStreets Chicago Network Continues to Grow

Late last summer, World Sport Chicago participated in a new initiative spearheaded by BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois and the Chicago Department of Public Health. Coordinated in partnership with the Active Transportation Alliance and LISC Chicago and in collaboration with the Gads Hill Center, PlayStreets Chicago is a grassroots-powered movement aimed at promoting community health, safety and

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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: City bolsters summer job, recreation programs to fight gang violence

Reposted from CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 02/07/2013 by Fran Spielman: Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s pumping another $4.5 million into summer jobs, counseling and recreation programs to give 2,600 more “at-risk” Chicago teenagers a constructive alternative to the gang violence that claimed the life of an innocent victim: 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton. Nearly half the money will

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