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Find the life you’re meant to live. Discover the path to get there. Change your life, your community, and your world.

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Culturally Helping And Making Positive Success

Motto: Born 2 Win in Every Situation in Life

Our Mission

The mission of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program is to Educate, Empower, and Expose Boys and Young Men of Color beyond the four walls of the school in order to help them to achieve their dreams and goals. 

C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program envisions a safe environment for every young man by developing their mindsets through culturally relevant conversations and interactions that will help them develop the skills and habits necessary to navigate life in a positive and productive way.

Our Creed

Every setback is a setup for greatness.

Every failure is a ladder towards greatness.

Every goal is applied towards my greatness.

Every life experience enhances my greatness.

Every task perfects my greatness.

The Divine guides my greatness.

I am greatness in the making.

All In: Lives Changed By The CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program

Hours of Programming IN 2023

CHAMPS HAIRCUTS PAID IN 2023

FREE COUNSELING HOURS IN 2023

Watch WGN CHAMPS Story

It began with a question: what’s your story?

CHAMPS Founder Vondale Singleton Sr. wrote his own story, becoming a first-generation college graduate and working as an advocate in primary, secondary, and higher education, as both a teacher and administrator.

Vondale believes that “salvation plus education is an unbeatable combination.” He started C.H.A.M.P.S. in an effort to mentor young men with similar circumstances.

See how we are and how we’re changing lives, every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL JORDAN AND JORDAN BRAND SELECTS CHAMPS MENTORING AS A 2023 COMMUNITY GRANTEE

As part of the 2023 BCC Community Grant cycle, and in honor of Michael Jordan’s 60th birthday, $2.3M in grant funds were awarded to 48 organizations, including CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program with a local connection to the initiative’s four key focus areas of economic justice, education, narrative change, and social justice. CLICK HERE TO READ STORY

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FEBRUARY 2024

12TH ANNUAL SOUL FOOD SATURDAY

SPONSORED BY DOORDASH COMMUNITY CREDITS

🗓️ SATURDAY 2.17.24

⏰ Event 11AM-1AM
📍Bus Leaves:10AM

Calumet City Public Library

Gary Comer Youth Center
Event Location: Wilma's Famous BBQ

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SEL Programs in School: Expanding Opportunities Across the Nation

Social-emotional learning is critical for young men in underserved communities. Dealing with trauma, learning to communicate, and exploring their inner lives is key to a successful future. Countless young men are lacking positive male role models as they move through the identity formation stages of their lives, and CHAMPS can help fill this void.

At CHAMPS, we have the experience and knowledge to partner with you to support your students’ social-emotional development, and to change the lives of the young men in your school. We specialize in helping students develop:

  • Positive Racial Identity Formation & Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management & Social Awareness
  • Improved Relationships
  • Decision-Making
  • Leadership

Let us help you exceed your goals and support your invaluable work as educators.

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Partner With Us To Build The Future

We’re here for the long run. Our individual and corporate partnerships help our young men win today, tomorrow, and every day.

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We rely on everyday donors to give us the tools we need educate, empower, and expose new opportunities, every Saturday.

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Become a Mentor: Join the Movement

Mentors are the heart of our program: committed individuals who want to help young men find their true path in life and change the world.

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