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Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2

At Henderson Elementary School in West Englewood, teachers helped students write notes to their classmate Kanari before she died in the hospital. Since November, seven Henderson students or former students have been killed or injured by gun violence.

Tawanda Miller holds second-grader Mariah Conley outside Henderson Elementary School where 12-year old Kanari Gentry Bowers was shot in the head in February 2017 while playing basketball in West Englewood. (Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune)

God has called upon Sports World, Inc. to reach out. In doing so, we have forged a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and their Office of Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2). Our vision is to double the number of student outreaches offered.

This partnership will bring the Sports World, Inc. program to an additional 600 schools and 376,000 students. Our three year GOAL is to raise $375,000 by the 2021 school year, and launch 30 outreach weeks that will impact 300,000 students. The cost to Sports World, Inc. for each three day outreach week is $12,500. Each outreach week will also include after school events with local churches and ministries intended to further discipleship and Christian mentoring to these students.

Recent Chicago student comment from a Sports World , Inc. outreach.

Your contribution will impact the students in Chicago by investing in their school outreach program. As a Sports World, Inc. partner, you can plant a seed of hope in an entire student body. Your investment will encourage, equip and empower the youth in Chicago by encouraging positive choices.

“You see a lot of stuff in my neighborhood. People argue every single day. I have been through it all,” said a Humboldt Park teenage girl who recently was enrolled in a mentoring program for young women. “I think girls need attention. They need to feel they are important, that they are worth something.”

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