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Year in Review: BAM-Sports Edition

Year in Review: BAM-Sports Edition

Wow! What a year for BAM-Sports!!! My head is still reeling from President Obama’s visit to Hyde Park Career Academy last year, as well as the multiple visits to the White House for BAM students! We even had a Hyde Park student have the privilege of presenting President Obama at a press conference to introduce the My Brother’s

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No Bats? No Shoes? No Problem! Adapted Sport is Just as Fun

No Bats? No Shoes? No Problem! Adapted Sport is Just as Fun

Last November, inspiring stories came out of the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan as kids and young adults, driven by a passion for sport, returned to some degree of normalcy and built makeshift basketball hoops among the post-storm rubble. Similar efforts are on-going in bringing soccer to the kids of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that

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How Sport can Help Your Child Succeed in the Future

How Sport can Help Your Child Succeed in the Future

Youth sports can play a big part in youth development. When we were children, our experiences and environment molded us into the adults we are today. The activities we engaged in, the people we came in contact with, and the ideals we became familiar with all played a huge part of our development. It is

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Insight through Collaboration – Urban Youth Sports Institute

World Sport Chicago’s Urban Youth Sports Institute was started during the Chicago’s Bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in response to a couple observations: There are countless individuals, programs and organizations in Chicago leveraging sport for positive social development and addressing the unique challenges of under resourced urban communities. There is a relatively

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