Service is one of our Core Values. CHAMPS members are active leaders in their community and inspire a sense of duty and service Through our pillars of Education, Empowerment and Exposure we educate young men on culturally relevant issues facing the community, empower them to get involved in creating solutions and expose them to a variety of opportunities so they can identify the issues that matter to them.
CHAMPS in Action
CHAMPS creates service opportunities to instill a love of service, and to provide community members opportunities to view our young men in a more positive light. When our young men engage in service they demonstrate their skills and can be seen as the leaders they are.
CHAMPS Community Clean Up
In March 2021, CHAMPS joined with local groups in Greater Grand Crossing to clean up several blocks, collecting trash and helping with neighborhood beautification.
Last Summer CHAMPS Mentees helped Pastor Anthony Wright rehab an old building that is being turned into a community mental health clinic. The boys cleared trash and worked to restore a basement in 90 degree heat!
CHAMPS Delivering and Serving Food
Each year CHAMPS participates in turkey distribution. Our young men are also frequently called on to support at events in a variety of ways.
CHAMPS Mentors in Action
CHAMPS Mentors Sam Binion and Greg Harris lead a team of men from the community in Operation Safe Pump.
With the rise in carjackings over the past year these men saw a need to step up and ensure community members could get their gas safely. They have been partnering with CPD for several months to show up at local gas stations for several hours each week to provide safe access.