Youth Service Project (YSP) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting
their first annual YSP Honorary Community Service Award Reception. The event
will be held at O’Briens Restaurant, 1528 N. Wells Street in Chicago and will
raise funds to help support YSP programming and infrastructure improvements.
The event will take place from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 and tickets
are $100. Tickets can be purchased online at www.youthserviceproject.org after
Youth Service Project, Inc. is dedicated to creating a nurturing
environment that promotes self-awareness, accountability and respect. By
identifying and providing educational and supportive resources, YSP strives
to enhance the quality of life for youth, families and the community.
From Executive Director...
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President Obama in his inaugural address spoke of ensuring the preservation of individual liberties, economic growth, neighborhood safety, equality and fairness. The words of the address were shaped into policy recommendations when he delivered the State of the Nation address weeks later asking for example for a vote on measures for gun control to reduce violence. These ideals call us all as members of the populace to act as a community to protect the rights of the individuals, because when we fail to come together, we can see that the results often affect us all. Take the issue of violence prevention. As painful as it is to speak of all of the recent gun related tragedies, we must also admit that without proper policy and funding we will continue to face the same tragedies. The conversation requires that we act now to ensure long term effects. But we also need to talk about the thinking that goes behind violence acts. The shrinking threshold between being angry and feeling entitled to attack a fellow human being gets compounded with the access to weapons, especially fire arms. Somehow it is becoming increasingly acceptable in some groups to act out our anger in senseless attacks of violence, particularly when using fire arms, while taping the incidents using smart phones, and later posting the tapes on social media sites as if to glorify it all. How can really help reduce violence in a nation with the one of the highest rates of gun related violence among developed countries in the world? What do other countries do, value, enforce, penalize, or regulate that makes them less violence prone than us? My hope is that we come to figure out this and implement some comprehensive solutions soon enough to avoid further losses to mourn.
Executive Director & CEO
- Events are coming soon, stay tuned!