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CHAMPS Male Mentoring & Camp Trident Overview
I am helping raise money for C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring in Chicago to send 5 of their students to Camp Trident over spring break this year.
CHAMPS mission is educate, empower, and expose African-American and Latino young men beyond the four walls of the school in order to help them achieve their drems and goals. Vondale Singleton and Gavin Lamb lead the organization and each has a track record of success in mentoring young men in Chicago and elsewhere.
Camp Trident is a week-long camp run by former Navy SEALs. Through a variety of activities, the SEALs work with campers to enhance teamwork, self confidence, and perserverence through intensive mentorship over the course of the week. CHAMPS has been sending members to Camp Trident for years and the week long experience is one of the mentees' favorites.
Average cost per camper (including transportation): $1,200
Accomplishments / Success Stories
CHAMPS received the Gold Star Mentoring Program Award from the Illinois Mentoring Partnerships in 2018.
In 2015, CHAMPS mentees were finalists at the White House Student Film Festival.
Vondale served as a mentor to Josh Jacbobs, Oakland Raider RB and Rookie Of The Year candidate, before college.
Gavin started a high school football program in the south side of Chicago at Gary Comer College Prep, and the program has since sent multiple students to college on football scholarship and won league championships.
Visit CHAMPS' Website