This past weekend, Achieve WE visited Beacon Place in Waukegan, IL. Beacon Place is a fantastic community center in an underserved neighborhood of Northern Illinois that empowers families and kids and helps them with nutrition and education. At Beacon Place, Achieve WE talked to kids about their communities and their family identity. We then asked them to draw pictures of what makes them and their family special. Check it out at Visual Arts and read more about Beacon Place at beacon-place.org!
Achieve WE partnered with SOS Children's villages Illinois, a foster care organization, to donate uplifting winter-themed poetry and art to brighten the days of the children that the organization works with. The poetry and art were submitted by youth all around the Midwest. Thank you to all who helped make this a success, and we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!
Message from SOS Illinois: