White House-Worthy Youth Mentoring Program Is A ‘Beacon Of Hope’ In Chicago

GCI is proud to support Gary Comer College Prep

Gary Comer College Prep student group was one of 15 out of 1,500 teams of student filmmakers selected to premiere a clip at the White House Student Film Festival and meet with President Barack Obama.

The students’ entry was a hip-hop music video highlighting the school’s unique C.H.A.M.P.S. mentoring program (Culturally Helping And Making Positive Success.) C.H.A.M.P.S. is an initiative that aims to bring three “E”s—education, empowerment and exposure—to young African-American men at the school, providing them with tools they need to excel in life.

Read the full story by Joseph Erbentraut, Huffington Post, April 4, 2015.