Youth ACT United States - Chicago Group
Youth ACT Chicago
Youth ACT Chicago’s mission is to bring a deeper awareness of youth in the community experiencing insecure housing. We aim to create collaborative opportunities and build advocacy platforms for ending homelessness.
Youth ACT Chicago’s vision is to strengthen the community to eradicate homelessness.
Since our group formed, we have supported the homeless community in Chicago by conducting fundraisers and participating in different service activities. We fundraised over $2500 to provide cloth masks and hygiene kits for different homeless shelters at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also participated in service events to provide food and resources to those in need during the holiday season of 2020.
In the near future, we plan to collaborate on a project with a local non-profit that directly supports homeless youth: Youth Outreach Services. Our goal is to positively impact the lives of the homeless youth that they serve by developing a project that promotes a family-like environment where youth can feel comfortable through meaningful and fun opportunities.