Eddie Bocanegra a 4-Star Chicagoan

September 19, 2016

ABC7's Windy City Live spoke with YSVP Director Eddie Bocanegra about PTSD among inner-city youth for its new "4 Star Chicagoan" series."

Eddie Bocanegra, Executive Director of the Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative, spoke with ABC7’s Windy City Live last Friday for their new 4-Star Chicagoan series, which spotlights Chicagoans who give back to the community. Watch the segment here.

Eddie discussed the factors in his own life that led to his founding of Urban Warriors, a mentorship program that pairs post-9/11 military vets with young men and women at risk for gang involvement. The program is founded on the experiences of trauma that vets and at-risk youth share.

(Windy City Live)