Bridging the Divide

Where Youth & Law Enforcement Come Together

This dynamic and important program was developed to help facilitate an understanding between youth, law enforcement officials, and other community members. Through this program, the YMCA and community partners offer opportunities for dialogue through cafés, peace circles, and the exchange of photos and stories.
An officer and child playing basketball

How It Works 

YMCA tabling at an event

Bridging The Divide Is Only Possible With Your Help

A mural at Rauner Family Y

How It All Began