Some youth see spring break as a time to sleep in, watch tv, and have unfettered access to their cell phones. But for teens involved in Westside Health Authority’s Youth Development initiative, spring break is an opportunity for professional development and preparation for summer employment. For three days, program participants join other Chicago youth in workshops, mock interviews and information sessions at the By the Hand Club for Kids.
Look forward to more photos and details from their dynamic alternative spring break, and be sure to congratulate our youth on their drive and determination in the comments! And be sure to contact Governor Rauner to let him know that cutting funding for programs like this only makes our families, communities and state more vulnerable.