Friday, September 11, 2009

Voices


Last night a group of Day Nursery board members attended the Voices for Illinois Children Kids Count Awards Dinner at the Hyatt down town. Thanks to MA for her generous invitation. The evening honored the Steans Family for their work with children in North Lawndale and Govenor Pat Quinn was was a notable speaker. The highlight by far, however, was a performance by the memorable South Shore Drill Team! Established in 1980 as an alternative to gang activity the drill team now has more than 300 members. Of these members over 99% graduate from highschool and nearly all of those graduates go onto college. What a great outcome for kids facing some pretty adverse circumstances.
It seems to me Voices raised a good deal of money last night and will put it great use.

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