Who We Are

CHAMPS Staff

Vondale Singleton

Vondale Singleton

Founder & CEO

Vondale Eugene Singleton Sr. was born on the Southside of Chicago in the Ida B. Wells housing projects. Despite a challenging childhood he beat the odds, becoming a first-generation college student, graduating from Oral Roberts University with both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He credits his mentor, Steven Robertson as the person who invested in him sacrificially to help him become the man he is today. For the last sixteen years he has worked as an advocate in primary, secondary, and higher education, as both a teacher and administrator. He believes that “salvation plus education is an unbeatable combination.”

Quote that inspires me: “Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” – Jim Elliott

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan-G.O.A.T (no debates)

Favorite Sports Team: All Chicago Sports Teams

Gavin Lamb

Gavin Lamb

Chief Operating Officer

Gavin Lamb is a Pittsburgh native who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 and has worked in education on the Southside of Chicago since 2005 as an elementary and high school teacher, administrator and football coach. He has been involved in CHAMPS since its inception and is dedicated to the mission of making CHAMPS available to young men throughout the Chicagoland.

Quote that inspires me: “Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” Ephesians 4:1;

Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers!!!

Christian Terry

Christian Terry

Program Director

Christian Terry was part one of the original CHAMPS Mentees when the program first began in 2014 and has been an active CHAMPS member ever since. He has now moved into a leadership role as Program Director to continue developing his passion of influencing youth. He is also the founding coach of Gary Comer’s GZOg Nation dance team and was named Coach of the Year in the Noble Network in 2019 at the age of 19.

Guiding Young Men to Achieve their Dreams

BROTHERHOOD ~ CONSISTENCY ~ POSITIVE MINDSET ~ UNCONDITIONAL LOVE ~ SERVICE

The Mission of the CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program is to Educate, Empower, and Expose African-American and Latino Young Men beyond the four walls of the school in order to help them to achieve their dreams and goals.

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