Impact & Outcomes
After School Matters Programs, Performances and Statistics
Hope Junior Demographics
- 50 children 5-13 years old (June 2010 turned 50 children away because of lack of capacity)
- 30 teens participate in After School Matters Program (120 interviewed for 30 slots)
- 100% of Hope Junior participants qualify for free or reduced lunch-living below the poverty line
- 100% of teens in ASM attend high school on a regular basis
- 100% of Hope Children attend elementary school on a regular basis
- 100% of the 80 children/teens involved receive hot meals daily
- ASM 95% daily attendance rate
- Hope Junior 90% daily attendance rate
Hope Junior and After School Matters Statistics
- Funding allows 30 Teens to participate in each session in the Fall, Spring and Summer
- Daily Attendance was 92% in 2010
- Teens earned $425.00 per semester
- Teens performed 5 shows of "Madea’s True Meaning of Christmas"
- Teens performed Wilson’s "Fences, Two Trains Running and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom"
- Teens performed 6 shows of "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at Marillac, Chicago park districts and the Skokie public library.
- Teens performed poetry to “End to Violence”
- Teens participated in 5 sessions of “The Spoken Word”. Teens are challenged to find the power in their voice through their own poetry or their favorite author’s poetry.
- The shows provide other programs with free events for children while our teens learn to be positive leaders in the community.
- In the fall, winter and summer sessions the teens participated in weekly leadership groups lead by Taproots Inc. In there final evaluations 98% stated the information and discussions were very helpful to them.
KIDS CAFE - Greater Chicago Food Depository
- 50 Hope Junior children/teens receive hot meal daily
- In FY10 the meals started on October 6, 2009-June 30,2010
- Meals were delivered 5 days per week for 33 weeks
- 7,550 nutritious meals were served to the children/teens.
- These meals are prepared at the Food Depository and delivered the day before the meal was to be served.
- For large portion of the children/teens this is their main meal of the day. One mother said "this has been such a God send for my kids to get all this great nutrition."
- 15 teens worked in Put Illinois to work Jobs Summer 2009
Documentary H.O.O.D. Heroes On Our Doorsteps
Hope Junior participants worked with poet Brenda Matthews and community partner Taproots to create a documentary on violence. Filmmakers Ashley and Reign Patrick filmed and interviewed a multi-generational cross section of the community around issues of violence. Several of our teens and their families are featured in the film. The film was used as a tool to start the discussion with different groups throughout the community.
Basketball Girls and Boys Westside Catholic League
Girls Team 5th-8th grade September 2010 – December 2010
Boys Team 5th-8th grade January 2011
The girls and boys basketball teams practice daily and most games occur on Saturdays. The coaches teach and focus on team work, developing skills, good sportsmanship.
- The Hope Junior Children attend local schools including: Octavia Paz, LEARN Charter, Calhoun, Jenson and Kellman.
- The Hope Junior children receive home work help daily.
- 21 8th graders and 14 high school students graduated in June 2010.
- Hope Junior celebrates graduations.
- 12 of the high school graduates are registered for continuing education programs
- Staff collect report cards four times per year. This helps determine what help the children need with their home work.
- Weekly tutoring by volunteers.
A total of 49 children/teens participated in three separate trips to Wisconsin. The kids enjoyed swimming, visiting a farm, a train ride and time together around a real old fashioned campfire. These trips are a high point in the summer for everyone.
- 100% of Hope Junior/ASM received back packs and school supplies for the start of the new school year Sept. 2009
- Participated in the Pumpkin Patch/Haunted House activities.
- Thanksgiving Celebration
- Totor Christmas Party
- 20 teens attended Weber Stephen Christmas Party. Children performed a dance.
- Teens presented at the Pastor Breakfast on Violence
- Boys and Girls Basketball Banquet
- February Black History Presentation
- Valentine Celebration
- April Breakfast with the Bunny
- June Graduation Celebration
For more information please contact:
Deanna Hallagan, Hope Jr. Director