Providing access to the digital world through proper technology, internet access, and the training to navigate those tools.
Due to COVID-19 and the closure of schools around the country, Digital Inequity was highlighted in many of Chicago’s communities. On March 18th, 2020 we mobilized quickly and gave, not loaned, Chromebooks to students across Chicago. We had a specific focus on the city's most vulnerable youth, those in foster care. We have raised $38,700 to give 215 devices to students across Chicago, 85% of those students were youth in care.
Our work does not stop here. According to recent study published by Kids First Chicago and Municipal Planning Council, there are still 100,000+ Chicago students who do not have long-term access to the digital world. Our mission is to bridge this gap by ensuring all Chicago students have equal access to technology, internet service and the training necessary to navigate those tools.
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Does your child need assistance accessing remote learning? Are you a caseworker that has a client that would benefit from this program? Get in touch!
Learn how our program impacted our community and how we plan to continue our work.
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Kicking off its inaugural season in 2015, Live Grit SOARS Kids Tri team is the heart of our programming.
In our first season we were elated to serve 9 youth athletes that were all first-time triathletes, some of which had never ridden a bike or learned how to swim.
We now have the privilege to work with over 50 of Chicago's youth on the west and south side. We aim to provide a safe and supportive place for these youth to develop the skills to persevere towards their long-term goals and become the next generation of leaders.
2020 kids triathlon
Due to the significant impact that COVID-19 continues to pose on our community the 2020 Chicago Triathlon and Chicago Kids Triathlon events have been canceled.
We're always looking for great people to work with us. Sound like you? Come work with us!