Monday, December 05, 2011

Faith Leader Seeks Support in Area Teen Killed

Rev. Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago has been camped out on top of a vacant hotel to draw attention to the violence in the Woodlawn neighborhood and raise money to build a new youth center. The map above shows where the church is located and also shows where a 16-year old teen was shot and killed last Saturday.

I've written about Woodlawn in the past and have offered the ideas of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC to help build a year-round strategy that draws attention, volunteers and dollars to youth programs throughout the Woodlawn neighborhood.

I offer that service again today. I encourage you to read some of the essays I've posted on and use these in discussion groups this week at churches, congregations and mosques throughout the Chicago region. There is no more unifying activity than people from different faiths working together to help young people have the support system they need to grow up safely.

Visit the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator and learn to create your own maps.

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