Pilsen YMCA Mentor Helps Lead Teens To A Path To Success

August 29, 2018

 

“Is it a war we’re winning? No,” said Almore. “But it’s a war I’m willing to fight.” Mike Almore, YSVP mentor and Senior Outreach Specialist shares why he decided to help youth exposed to violence in Chicago communities. (CBS 2 Chicago)"

Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) mentor and Senior Outreach Specialist Mike Almore, referred to as Big Mike, told CBS 2 Chicago News about his past and why he decided to help youth in Chicago. When he was younger, he was expelled from school for bringing a gun. He turned his life around and now helps youth like William Javier, showing them other options to violence. He teaches them how to set goals, responsibility, other life skills, and encourages them to speak freely during their “peace circles”.

Watch or read more about Mike Almore and the YMCA’s YSVP program on CBS 2 Chicago’s website.

To learn more about the Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative visit ymcachicago.org/ysvp.