ONE SUMMER CHICAGO, PLAYSTREETS 2017, SUMMER SAFE PASSAGE

07/07/2017
MAYOR EMANUEL HOSTS ONE SUMMER CHICAGO ROUND TABLE New Study Shows Jobs Program Reduces Youth Violence by 33 Percent

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today hosted youth from One Summer Chicago for the first round table discussion of the program season. More than 31,000 youth ages 14-24 will be assigned to 3,000 work sites across the City this summer where they will receive job training, mentoring opportunities and take part in continuing education programs.

For more information on One Summer Chicago visit www.onesummerchicago.org.

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PlayStreets offers more than 150 events throughout the City, engage children and families in physical activity and play
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) kicked off PlayStreets 2017 today, announcing that the City of Chicago will host more than 150 special PlayStreets events throughout the summer for children and their families to get active.

At a PlayStreets event, the streets are closed off to traffic for three or more hours and transformed into a community-lead, fun-filled day featuring sports, games, bounce houses, dances, fitness classes and more. Last year, more than 24,000 residents participated in more than 150 PlayStreets events.

PlayStreets continues to expand its reach. This year, more than 150 PlayStreets events are already scheduled in 23 neighborhoods across Chicago

Chicago Department of Public Health’s PlayStreets 2017
http://www.worldsportchicago.org/programs/playstreets/

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MAYOR EMANUEL AND CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCE EXPANDED SUMMER SAFE PASSAGE PROGRAM

Building on the success of the 2016 Summer Safe Passage pilot program, Mayor Emanuel today announced that the Chicago Park District will partner with the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Safety and Security team for an expanded Summer Safe Passage this year. The program will increase by 50 percent, offering 31 park locations and doubling the number of days of Safe Passage coverage to four days per week for Summer Teen League.

The expansion of Summer Safe Passage ensures more than 3,000 teens can travel safely back and forth as they participate in summer recreational programming. Last year’s pilot program included 21 park locations with two days of Safe Passage coverage per week for Summer Teen League and Windy City Hoops program sites.

Summer Safe Passage will serve teens participating in the Chicago Park District’s Summer Teen Sports League and Windy City Hoops program. The Summer Teen Sports League begins on July 11 and runs through August 18. It serves ages 13-18 on Tuesday-Friday.

For more information on Summer Safe Passage, go to https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2017/april/SummerSafePassage.html


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