Recreational sports program that provides a safe space and fun environment through a variety of sports. The sports that are offered are volleyball, soccer and basketball.
Neighborhood Sports Little Village is a sports collaborative that offers sports leagues, practices and curriculum based group sessions. New Life Centers is one of several organizations in Little Village that participate in this initiative to offer youth in Little Village access to safe spaces and quality programming.
Our Juvenile Justice focused program serves young people who are incarcerated at the Illinois Youth Corrections facilities in St. Charles and Chicago. This in facility programming is trauma-informed and facilitated by a variety of community partners and mediation services. The program aims at improving relationships among peers and facility administration to promote peace and positive decision-making.
New Life Centers’ educational after-school and summer programs serve the children and families of Little Village and Humboldt Park. Many children in the neighborhood encounter language barriers, gang pressure and a poor educational system. We provide a safe place for students to learn and grow holistically, where confidence is developed and the opportunity for success is nurtured. The students participate in a variety of activities such as sports, cooking classes, homework assistance, Bible lessons, and more.
Young ladies in middle and high school meet for small group mentoring and peer support. They focus on developing positive self-esteem and community through discussions, activities, community service, and teamwork. Because of this built-in support system, the young ladies are motivated and encouraged to face challenges and reach their goals in the context of community and mutual respect with their peers.
Through partnerships with local schools, mentors create safe spaces during the school day where students are supported in small group settings towards character and academic development. Character-building activities enhance social and emotional development such as problem solving and healthy coping skills.
One-on-one mentoring is the cornerstone of all New Life Centers programming. It is interwoven into all other components of programming because relationships matter to us. They are the conduit for developing a sense of self, relating to others, and learning about the world. Through mentoring relationships, youth transform how they see themselves and others.
Youth are trained in the basics of boxing. After mastering those skills, they will begin training for competitions with local boxing gyms. While learning the disciplines of the sport, the boxers are taught how to be disciplined and strive for excellence outside of the ring as well. Latest Updates [...]
Building relationships and community through sports Little Village Little League is excited to be able to offer quality baseball programming to Little Village and its surrounding communities. The league seeks to grow a love for the game and take youth off the streets and involve them in the positive world of sports. The [...]
Building relationships and community through sports 100+ high school youth participate in our basketball league each year. We also host late night open gyms two nights a week. Each of our leagues take youth off the streets and involved them in the positive world of sports. Latest Updates [...]