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Chicago Jesuit Academy After-School Enrichment Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $98,723)

Chicago Jesuit Academy follows the Nativity-model of education which utilizes an after-school enrichment program to provide disadvantaged youth with a successful alternative to the violence, drugs and gang activity prevalent in the surrounding community. The Chicago Jesuit Academy's after-school enrichment program is crucial to the youth served, as they are provided with a safe alternative to gangs, while given the opportunity to cultivate their talents, leadership abilities and self-discipline--virtues that can help counter the violence, gangs, and drugs that plague the communities surrounding the Academy. Chicago Jesuit Academy's after-school enrichment program seeks to correct these negative influences by providing young men with a safe place to learn new skills and participate in various activities. The goals are to keep students off drugs and out of gangs by instilling confidence, promoting team work and self-sacrifice, and paving a path to a college-prep high school, thereby avoiding the temptation of area gangs and drugs; to cultivate each student's individual talents by allowing them to explore a variety of activities including, soccer, chess, newspaper, choir, basketball, and more; and to strengthen their path to a college-prep high school followed by a college or university by providing a structured evening study hall with access to helpful resources. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2006