Off for the Summer!
On Tuesday nights during the Chicago school year, Anthony Brookins opens the gym 7th thru 12th graders from the Austin Neighborhood.
The program runs from 6:45 to 8:30 pm–the doors are closed at 7 pm.
Besides the activities in the gym, Anthony also leads a Bible Study.
These youth come from a difficult environment:
- 40% of Austin residents are high-school drop-outs.
- 38% of Austin children are living in poverty.
- 22% of Austin households are headed by a single mother.
Young males turn to gangs for something to do and a place to belong.
This program offers them an alternative.