1-Step Summer Progam Application Process
3-Step Summer Job Application Process
Champs Summer Program- only complete Step 1 (Ages 10 and up that will not work with CHAMPS but want to be apart of our program)
Champs Summer Jobs- Must Complete all 3 the Champs, One Summer Chicago, and GCYC Work Forms. Required to be hired by CHAMPS
Summer Time Is About You
Learn a skill, develop your why, build discipline, engage with mentors over the summer, while growing as a responsible leader. Take a look at yourself and demand greatness.
Our Champs Summer is two tracks. Champs Summer Programming Ages 10-24 that are not working will be able to participate in programming on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. Champs Summer Job Ages 14-24 will be in partnership with One Summer Chicago and Gary Comer Youth Center. We will work with local business owners and organizational sites to provide job hours and roles. Each site will have a Champs Supervisor ensuring our young men are meeting the expectations of the workplace.
SUMMER WORK & PROGRAM
Champs Workers-All Champs workers are required to work 20 hours a week. Champs workers have the option to work a morning shift or an afternoon shift. All Shift are 4 hours a day. Champs can only take 2 days off throughout the six week Champs leadership training program. Champs workers are able to pre-communicate with supervisor about making up hours that was missed from a work week.
Summer Work Days/Times Options (2)
1. Morning Work Shift (9AM – 1PM) – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu
2. Afternoon Work Shift (1PM – 4PM) – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu
Champs Program Only mentees will be geared around enrichment activities and are available to everyone on Wednesdays. Champs Exposure Field Trip days on Fridays are RSVP only. Every week on the Band App, Champs will share a google form that mentees or parents have to fill out an order to go on the trip for that week.
Summer Programming Days/Times
Wednesday 9:30AM – 1pm
Fridays – Time (Depends on the Trip)
Every CHAMPS SUMMER WORKER GET FREE
- Field Trip
- Champs Cap
- Champs T-shirt
- Free COUNSELING SERVICES
- Summer Staff will get a free Brand New Pair of Jordan/Nike Shoes
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 Every Day of the Week
There’s a certain type of man who volunteers their time 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.