Welcome Team Greater Grand Crossing!

            Hey Team Greater Grand Crossing! It was great meeting you and your parents last night at the welcome dinner. We are really looking forward to getting to know you more and an exciting summer of working together.

            This week, we (the team mentors) visited the Gary Comer Youth Center where we will be based on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The youth center is amazing, there are fantastic resources available, and the staff is looking forward to our work together. We also visited nonprofits in the Greater Grand Crossing community such as eta Creative Arts, Greater Grand Crossing Chicago Public Library, and other local businesses that help make a vibrant Greater Grand Crossing.

            We have a great first week planned full of games and opportunities to get to know one another and the community. In addition, we want to remind you that you are the leaders of the program and so as a team we will be deciding how we want to spend the rest of the program together based on your interests and goals. This summer will be fun and rewarding, and we look forward to learning from one another and growing through shared experience.

Team GGC:

Big Joe, SalWal, and Lulu