Where is the money going? How did I know you’d ask...

Career readiness and life mentor-ship programs for at-risk youth ages 7-24. 7 Million Strides is sponsored by Kids Off the Block a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization in Chicago, IL. All donations are tax-deductible. 


Current Initiatives 



t.e.c. center

The “TEC Center is a career readiness program aiming to equip youth for emerging career opportunities through technology, and entrepreneurship.

The TEC Center consists of 10-12 week programs for youth/young adults ages 16-24 years old. They will participate in hands on training in coding and entrepreneurial workshops. We anticipate servicing 150 youth per year, along with wraparound services for youth in hardship situations.

In Partnership with the Ray & Joan Kroc Center

The program hosts 500 youth (5th-8th) grades from all over the city of Chicago, IL.


Campaigning for Change

During my walk, I’ve been speaking with hundreds of public figures and “invested city citizens,” to document their sentiments on this campaign, the city of Chicago, and how they would go about making changes in their own communities. This record will be submitted to powers on policy and funding in Chicago.


bridging the divide

Bridging the Divide is a program that was created by the YMCA Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Team and the Chicago Police Department that is designed to build relationships and increase understanding between youth, law enforcement officials, and other community members by offering opportunities for dialogue through the use of various community-building activities.

All Department members will positively engage members of the community throughout their tour of duty to reduce violence and overall crime.