CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public Schools and 60 area churches are partnering up to try to keep kids safe this summer.
Safe Haven, Safe Summer kicks off Monday, in an effort to give an estimated 2,000 kids a safe place with different activities.
“Safe Haven, Safe Summer is an important partnership between CPS and our faith-based leaders that works to keep our children safe over the summer,” Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said in a news release. “It gives me and our CPS parents peace of mind to know that our students have a caring environment filled with engaging activities — both creative and educational – while they are out of school.”
Each program is different, but the churches will provide an assortment of services –- including healthy meals in partnership with Catholic Charities, reading programs, tutoring and performing arts, and other activities.
Each program also offers a daily workshop focusing on anger management, conflict resolution, and fighting bullying.
Signup is available at participating churches, and the program runs until Aug. 3.
The participating churches are available at the Chicago Public Schools’ Web site.