BAM - Sports Edition

 

BAM - Sports Edition

A portion of the game proceeds support B.A.M. (Becoming A Man™) – Sports Edition, a school-based counseling, mentoring, violence prevention and educational enrichment program that promotes social, emotional and behavioral competencies in at-risk male youth. B.A.M – Sports Edition’s curriculum addresses six core values: integrity, accountability, self-determination, positive anger expression, visionary goal setting and respect for women, as each value relates to personal and academic success.

  • Combines in-school male character development curriculum with after-school Olympic-type sports not traditionally available at inner-city Chicago Public Schools.
  • Selected by the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Chicago Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence Among School-Aged Youth. Researchers found that BAM Sports caused an increase in school engagement and a significant decrease in the incidence of violent crime arrests of 44% for the group in BAM-Sports.
  • BAM is delivered by World Sport Chicago in partnership with the school-based social service agency Youth Guidance in select Chicago Public Schools.

Email: bamsport@worldsportchicago.org