Saturdays at CHAMPS

Explore. Engage. Become Who You’re Meant To Be.

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Every Saturday October 1st, 2022 – June 9, 2023

Summer Programming Dates 2023

June 23, 2023- Born 2 Win Conference


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Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S Ingleside Ave
Chicago, IL 60619

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12 Years and Up

You Are Born 2 Win In Every Situation In Life

CHAMPS 5 Core Values lay a foundation from which we can bring out the best in our young men.


CHAMPS are part of a larger fraternity of men of all ages, building a brotherhood to inspire a spirit of unity throughout the city.


CHAMPS do what we say we are going to do and meet when we say we are going to meet, so that our mentees can rely on us and we are a source of stability in their lives. We rarely, if ever, cancel or change plans at the last minute.

Positive Mindset

CHAMPS constantly strive to develop positive mindsets in all mentors and mentees.

Unconditional Love

CHAMPS embraces young men of all ages with no judgment. We accept one another in a spirit of love and we will always welcome our young men back.


 CHAMPS members are active leaders in their community and inspire a sense of duty and service.


Every Saturday Something New

Play sports, enjoy music spun by DJs, take a trip to a museum, go paintballing, discuss manhood, make friends, engage with caring adults, and grow as a leader.

Our Saturday programs are never the same. Every week you’ll have an opportunity to try something new. Encounter our 3Es of EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT and EXPOSURE and push yourself to find and develop the greatness within. Become the man you were meant to be. Saturdays start early, but what you get out of it lasts a lifetime.

Every Saturday

Every Saturday Something Meaningful

You have a story to tell. So does everyone else. Here we listen to each other. We support each other. We create a space for young men to talk about what’s actually going on.

It’s never easy at first—we’re taught to not make waves, to not talk about our problems. But doing so is the only way to find solutions. It’s the only way to win.

Every Saturday

Every Saturday A New Path

Want to be a doctor? How about a DJ? Looking forward to opening your own barbershop? Are you a born artist? Not sure what you want to do? Here’s where you find your answers.

We connect with the community and bring in people who forged their own paths, showing you how to do the same. You don’t just discover who you want to be. You connect with people who get you there.

“CHAMPS is by far the premier male mentoring program in the country. Children are given an opportunity to maximize capacities aligned with developing their best selves via carefully curated programming, activities, and rich engagement of responsible and concerned adults.”

Darnell Leatherwood | CHAMPS Mentor

mentors that believe in you

All In: Who Stands With You On Saturdays

There’s a certain type of man who volunteers their Saturdays to help you find a new path. They want to talk to you. They want to listen to you. They want to learn together. They believe in the intentionality of action.

Why? Because they believe in you. We have a diverse male presence who isn’t here to tell you what to do or think. They’re here to help you get to where you want to go.

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Ready to change your life? We’re ready to help you win. Apply for membership today.

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