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Common: Chicago Needs To Better Understand The Youth

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Chicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consis...

NBA Players in Chicago to Promote Peace and Goodwill

Tio Hardiman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The Basketball Tournament for Peace served as a good example of how professional athletes can help bring young people together and begin the process of bridging the gap between the different groups of warring young men.

Youth Against Violence in Chicago Spread Viral Faux iPad Campaign

Richard_Thomas | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago
Richard_Thomas

A group of youth has a "green-friendly" goal this summer to reach over three million people on social networks with a "faux ipad campaign" to increase environmental awareness and promote violence prevention in urban settings.

Listening to Students About Violence

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Our students are struggling. They want to succeed in life. They want to go to school. They want jobs. They want to do what is right. But they realize the odds are against them.

After School Matters To Cut Student Paychecks By 75 Percent

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Students in Chicago's After School Matters program, which supports student participation in after school enrichment programs by providing participants...

South Shore Drill Team Helps Young People Succeed In Chicago's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For teenagers in Chicago's turbulent South Side, staying in school and away from trouble can be a challenge. For 30 years, the South Shore Drill Team ...

Louder Than A Bomb: Slam Poetry Festival Allows Teen Poets To Shine

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The tenth annual "Louder Than a Bomb" youth poetry slam exploded across the stage of the V...