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Giving Back to the Community

SLM program participants are keenly aware of the responsibility to give something back to the communities in which they will soon be living.   One very concrete way to do this is by helping young people examine their lives closely and make positive choices that will lead to better futures for them.  SLH Program Director, Victor Gaskins, has organized a number of outings to Chicago Public Schools to allow SLM residents the chance to talk with students and to help them navigate some of the rough roads that are part of their lives.  Feedback from school administrators, teachers, students and the SLM participants has been thoroughly favorable.   Some mistakes can’t be corrected but helping others to side-step such mistakes can be very therapeutic in the recovery process.