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Donate the value of your prize to any of the following charities, or plant trees with your prize value, and we will match the value.
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your prize value will be donated to a charity of your choice, in your name, or you can have trees planted in your name with your prize value. $1.00 Per Tree is what it takes!
10 Questions, 10 Seconds, 10,000 Trees!
Take 10 Trivia’s mission is to plant 10,000 trees a year. With your help, we can all make a difference and help our environment.
The organization’s key objectives are:
To create a positive environment where youth can feel free to be creative;
To provide exposure to other cultures, ethnic groups, communities, and activities;
To work with each youth as an individual to promote continued positive development;
To cultivate skills and meet the needs of the young people we serve;
To celebrate their accomplishments.
The organization reaches out to the most “at-risk” youth in Chicago, IL to provide them with access to a path that leads away from self-destruction and economic impoverishment. In order to achieve its Mission, KOB provides a multi-service youth program which focuses on those aspects of young people’s lives which promote good health, educational achievement, and personal and social growth. The organization describes itself as a “holistic care center for prevention, personal growth and empowerment.” KOB provides a safe place “off the block” especially for those young people who do not feel welcomed by traditional youth programs.
To provide at-risk, low-income youth positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system
The organizations goals are: To create a positive environment where youth can feel free to be creative. To provide exposure to other cultures, ethnic groups, communities, and activities. To work with each youth as an individual to promote development in any sustained way. To cultivate skills and meet the needs of the young people we serve, KOB provides services in three areas: social health, social inclusion and art. This includes academic enrichment, recreation, health, violence prevention, family planning, and career education. Although our services are free, it is expected that all young people involved will contribute to KOB and to the community. To celebrate their accomplishments, we work with youth to emphasize change and empowerment. Upon arriving at the organization, youth are asked to develop a total person plan which outlines how they plan to use our services and what they hope to achieve. Young people are actively involved in all operations of KOB from program planning to design to actual implementation. Many of our youth are trained as peer counselors, they assist with discussion groups and counseling. Youth also teach classes in music, dance, poetry, health, gang/violence prevention and soft skills, many are also employed by KOB in summer and work as receptionist, program assistants and can earn Community Service Learning Hours. KOB partner/collaborates with many area service organizations in order to accomplish the organization’s goals
Kids Off The Block and it’s collaborative partners Blue 1647 / Strides For Peace have come together for the launching of a joint venture called the “TEC Center”. (Technology, Entrepreneurialship, and Career Center). The TEC Center will launch in September 2017. We have realized that the young people we service need Careers, not just jobs!
What is “The TEC Center”?
The “TEC Center is the launch of a career readiness project of Kids off the Block (KOB) to prepare our youth and young adults to become equipped for emerging career opportunities through technology, and entrepreneurship.
The TEC Center will consist of 10-12 week programs for youth/young adults ages 15-24 years old. They will participate in hands on training in coding and entrepreneurial workshops. We anticipate servicing 250 youth per year, along with wraparound services for youth in hardship situations.
Arts, Clothing Design, Music Instruction, KOB Summer Basketball League
In Partnership with the Ray & Joan Kroc Center
The program will host 300 youth (5th-8th) grades and high school from all over the city of Chicago, IL.