Announcement to launch the next cohort of youth and veterans this FALL 2019 (START DATE: AUGUST 24TH, 2019) for the Urban Warriors program. The Urban Warriors Program Director is reaching out to elicit your support to recruit Veterans to serve as facilitators of group mentoring sessions. Currently there are four sites where Veteran mentors are needed.
1. South Chicago YMCA: 3039 East 91st Street, Chicago, IL 60617
2. Southside Woodlawn YMCA: 6330 South Stoney Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
3. Humboldt Park McCormick YMCA: 1834 Lawndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
4. Little Village/Pilsen Rauner YSVP: 2700 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Urban Warriors is a grouped based, mentoring program designed to leverage the shared experiences of combat veterans and Chicago youth dealing different forms of adversity. Facilitators engage youth in considering a series of essential questions that guide the process; How do I build and surround myself with healthy, supportive relationships? How can I cope effectively with stress? How can owning my past help me envision my future? What is my responsibility to create a more ideal community?
In the long term, the adaptive coping skills and protective factors that youth develop in the program lead to increased engagement in pro-social activities, such as education, careers, and skill-building programs, and decreased risk behaviors.
If you or anyone you know is the right fit for the program, please lets connect. Attached is the flyer so that you can share with your friends, family, or anyone interested with the program.
JULIO A. CORTES
URBAN WARRIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
773 – 910 – 7106