This Spring, CYC kids attended WE Day, a star-studded concert at Allstate Arena. They had an amazing time seeing their favorite singers and celebrities like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Loud Luxury, but this wasn’t just any concert – it was their hard work that got them to the event.
WE Day is the culminating event of the WE Movement, which believes that when we come together we can create an even better world. Youth have the opportunity to create a community service project that impacts people either locally or globally.
Here are just a few of the amazing projects CYC youth organized:
At CYC-Fellowship House in Bridgeport, CYC youth put on an anti-bullying march, collected resources to support families in local women’s shelters, and put on the Walk for Water to provide clean water for families in Tanzania.
At CYC-Elliott Donnelley Youth Center in Bronzeville, youth made no-sew pillowcases and sold them to raise money for a local homeless shelter and saved money from doing chores at home in piggy banks.
At CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center in North Lawndale, youth sold reusable grocery bags for a youth center in Kenya, helped serve Thanksgiving dinner at a local church, and made holiday cards for veterans.
We are so proud of the work our youth put in to help communities both locally and globally!