Student Well-Being Video

Growing Up in Violence: Youth in Chicago

August 15, 2016 2:09

Students living in urban centers can struggle to make sense of the difficult, and sometimes dangerous, circumstances around them. In 2001, Youth Guidance, a Chicago-based advocacy organization, launched Becoming a Man, or BAM, to support young men of color navigating difficult life circumstances. A decade later, Youth Guidance founded Working on Womanhood, or WOW, to serve young women of color facing similar challenges. Education Week Video recently sat down with students from both programs to get a sense of how they feel about their lives now and their futures.

Related Tags:


Families & the Community Video These Moms Ran for Their Local School Board and Won. Here’s What They've Learned
After their district brought on a new superintendent, these Michigan moms decided to run for their local school board, and they won.
Families & the Community Video Faced With the Possibility of School Closure, Parents Sprang Into Action
Due to financial challenges, a Texas district was considering closing several schools. These parents came together in search of a solution.
Lauren Santucci
Families & the Community Video How School Districts and Families Can Better Engage With Each Other
Ideas for districts and families looking to build a collaborative and productive relationships.
Student Well-Being Video Teachers, Try This: Strengthen Students' Emotional Intelligence in 1 Minute a Day
This teacher incorporates a daily one-minute mindfulness exercise, and has seen huge benefits for her students, and her classroom community.