Opportunity Details

Education & Youth
Low-income Communities
Build Connections

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Real Talk at LYDIA (formerly News Crew)

LYDIA Home Association aims to provide opportunities for enrichment and nurturing for the children in their programming. Through planned curriculum and activities, monthly volunteers both provide learning opportunities for youth and foster meaningful relationships with them. This program also inspires volunteers to take further actions to learn how to be an advocate for enriching opportunities for all youth.

Transit Information This location is accessible via CTA: The facility is about two blocks west of 90/94 on Irving Park. Volunteers can drive, take the Irving Park Bus or take the Blue line to Irving Park and walk two blocks west.Parking is available in the lot. Street parking is also available onsite.

Program Goal Volunteers and youth living at LYDIA Home Association will engage in conversations about current and relevant topics as a way to foster self-awareness, take ownership of opinions, and facilitate co-learning.

Impact of Program Interaction and connection are important for building one’s self-awareness and opinions. As people become more informed and invested in what’s happening around them, they are able to deepen their knowledge of social issues and take action to become civically engaged. This program offers opportunities for people to engage in healthy and productive conversations, leading them to become educated, motivated, and action-oriented citizens.
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