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Goal Setting in BAM-Sports

Goal Setting in BAM-Sports

“Recently, there was a young man who graduated from college and decided to seek employment. He hoped to find a job somewhere away from his home town. He walked into the local bus station, approached the ticket counter and asked the clerk for a bus ticket. What do you suppose the ticket clerk asked the

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Making The Situation Better

Making The Situation Better

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready to start the semester off right. World Sport Chicago Athlete Ambassadors sure are. We are so grateful for all the Olympic, Paralympic, elite and college athletes that have joined us for the Program Orientation Session last night, all eager to help at-risk

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“The Force Behind the Force”

“The Force Behind the Force”

Earlier this year, in an effort to give back to those who “have borne the battle,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new nationwide initiative “Summer of Service,” with a focus on growing the number of individuals and organizations serving veterans and their communities. As part of its commitment to this initiative, World

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Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Previously to working with World Sport Chicago, I had never held a position with a non-profit organization. Although I have worked in the sports industry, I did not know what this experience would entail. My time with World Sport Chicago is coming to a close, and my experience has taught me that I genuinely enjoy

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Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

I would expect most people who willingly enter into a tryout will give it their all. I think this is a responsibility that comes with participation. If I agree to do something where I am being evaluated then I owe it to myself to avoid producing a lackluster effort, which would be a waste of

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A Welcomed Sight

A Welcomed Sight

In certain neighborhoods of Chicago, a police presence is not necessarily a welcomed sight. In areas where crime rates are considered higher than average, some people feel that they are unfairly targeted by police. Whether they are correct or not is irrelevant to the apparent problem of distrust between some communities and their police force,

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Can You Play?

Can You Play?

“Can you play” is a question commonly asked by children, often enthusiastically. However, I think that any child who asks “can you play” still says it in a tone that acknowledges the possible rejection of their humble request. At the most recent PlayStreets event I attended, I was engaged in my usual duty of photographing

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Play Without Limits

Play Without Limits

Children playing on playground equipment is a welcome and uplifting sight. At PlayStreets events, however, playground equipment remains in the background. Let me explain why. One of PlayStreets’ goals is to encourage play that can occur anywhere. This is embodied by the fact that a PlayStreets event is a “pop-up” play station, and can be

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Back on Track

Back on Track

Now that summer is finally here, the WSC crew is busy as always, divvying up our time between the Summer Track Program and PLAYStreets events, as well as planning fun events for the near future. Chicago isn’t “the kind of place where people tend to stray from their geographic comfort zones,” reads today’s Redeye article.

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Intern Perspectives: Practice Makes PlayStreets

Intern Perspectives: Practice Makes PlayStreets

Does your neighborhood have a park or a public space where people come together? If the answer to this question is yes, I’d assume your neighborhood has a strong sense of community. This does not happen overnight. One way to look at how this comes about is to think of a neighborhood’s various communities as

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