Giving Back to youth-at-risk
Christmas came a little early in the southwest side neighborhood Little Village. Urban Life Skills, a non-profit youth mentoring program that we participate in and sponsor, had their annual Christmas parties this weekend. Well over 200 families got together for food, presents, and awards for all the youth involved. We packed it out! The parties took place at New Life Community Church in Little Village.
Every family received a large box with useful household items. Every youth that is being mentored got a present of a pillow, blanket, toiletries, and a set of comic book Bibles. The youth in the program got to pick out presents beforehand, and give them to their younger siblings.
Emily's mentee and her younger cousin, getting his present from her. Nothing better than giving back to community!