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Progress Report: Band of Brother Set of Sisters

The WHA/ Get In Chicago summer mentoring program, Band of Brothers/Set of Sisters, was a success in many ways. Youth were able to gain new experiences and skills, mentors helped them express themselves better, and the youth and their families agreed they would love to return to the program if possible. Below we compiled more indicators … Continue reading Progress Report: Band of Brother Set of Sisters


Youth Working for Success Summer Gradution

The Summer session of our Youth Working for Success program wrapped up last week, and the program mentors hosted a ceremony for those who graduated. WHA staff and proud family members joined in congratulating the participants for their work and for their dedication to community involvement. Our mentors also recognized Chad Harris, the young man enrolled in YWFS who … Continue reading Youth Working for Success Summer Gradution


Band of Brothers / Set of Sisters Summer Retreat, Part 2

Day one of our Summer youth mentor program continued with plenty of first-time experiences for our youth.  Horseback riding was a crowd favorite, with almost every camper (and the mentors) having the opportunity to take a horse around the obstacle course. Cabrina was Phantom Lake’s resident horse whisperer and expert equestrian. She was excited to share … Continue reading Band of Brothers / Set of Sisters Summer Retreat, Part 2


Band of Brothers / Set of Sisters Retreat

Youth from the Westside Health Authority & Get In Chicago Summer youth program wrapped up activities with a two-day retreat at Phantom Lake Camp in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The retreat aimed to offer participants an opportunity to gain new experiences, build teamwork and encourage self-confidence. Fifteen boys and girls from our program were able to enjoy everything … Continue reading Band of Brothers / Set of Sisters Retreat


Summer Youth Mentor Program Graduation: BOB/SOS

Last week the WHA/Get In Chicago summer youth mentor program participants graduated from Band of Brothers/Set of Sisters. Throughout the summer, our mentors challenged youth to develop the skills and values necessary for success in school and in their personal life. Surrounded by family and community members, graduates were recognized for their unique gifts and personal accomplishments during … Continue reading Summer Youth Mentor Program Graduation: BOB/SOS