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The Midwest Golf Classic supports the HOPE worldwide Chicago Chapter’s Skyline SPARK Academy program. Skyline’s is an after-school program with a vision to transform under-served Chicago communities by empowering inner-city youth with the tools required to succeed in school and life, live up to their full potential, and, in turn, serve others.

Now in its third year, the Skyline SPARK Academy program continues to have tremendous impact, running the program at LEARN Romano Butler School, working with some of the most at-risk students on Chicago’s West Side.

What We Do

The program successfully:

Launched with a community basketball game kick-off event that had over 150 in attendance including community members, volunteers, police officers and school faculty and staff.

Hosted a life-skills and sports summer camp with 20 students and 25 volunteers.

Provided homework tutoring, social-emotional related life skills classes, and fun electives twice a week for 25+ inner-city middle school students.

Improved the participants’ healthy decision-making skills by 23%.

Mobilized 22 consistent volunteers in the 2018-19 school year.

Many who have volunteered or participated in Skyline conclude it is a beneficial and highly impactful program. HOPE worldwide has a vision to meet existing and even more needs in the community. The Skyline program has implemented the following as well and made future plans to expand the program in 2020:

Shifting to Trauma-Informed, Arts-Based Programming.

Expanding the program to a new site on the South Side of Chicago by May 2020.

Hosting a Creative Arts Therapy Summer Camp with more than 60 students and 20 volunteers.

Partnering with Music, Dance, Theatre and Fine Arts professionals to add to our current high-quality trauma-informed arts-based curriculum.

Providing Experiential Learning opportunities (field trips, engaging in community beautification projects, creating and maintain a school garden, etc.).

Our Mission & Approach

I support the mission of HOPE worldwide and desire to advance their cause locally by asking for your help. This compassionate outreach is advanced through inspired volunteerism and strategic partnerships that help fund dynamic programs. Please review the enclosed options for corporate support at our upcoming Golf Fundraiser for our Skyline program and consider partnership with this outstanding organization.

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